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What is a Team?

What is a Team?
This is the first video in a new course on teams and team-working. So we need to start at the beginning and establish what we mean by the term ‘team’.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.1
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 1: Team Development & Team Building

Other videos in this section include:
– The Tuckman Team Development Model https://youtu.be/-nlMJcTAz_g
– Accelerate Team Development with Swift Trust https://youtu.be/aiVYyDCz-3s
– Establishing Team Behavior Norms https://youtu.be/4-TM6kINcUs
– Team Building Events: Why, What, and How? https://youtu.be/nhwBZ4lssM8
– John Whitmore’s Team Development Model https://youtu.be/VxPzQMseW7E
– Cog’s Ladder of Group Experiences https://youtu.be/aVqp7Zr5DW4
– The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model https://youtu.be/HjEvSjkD7L0
– Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development https://youtu.be/i9wNwxy9Zmo

LESSON NOTES
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‘A team is a small number of people who collaborate to achieve a shared goal.’

The keys here are:
• The small number
• Collaboration
• Shared goal

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How does a team differ from a group?
Teams normally have members with complementary skills. Their collaboration creates synergy – that is, the impact of the team is greater than that of the individuals working alone.

There is a level of mutual support in a team that groups don’t have. The price of this is a mutual accountability – each team member is both supported and held to account by their fellows.

Teams have developed norms of behavior, like communication and support – that groups re-invent time after time.

Groups need conspicuous leadership – teams can be self-leading.
Finally, there is a greater level of trust within a team than an informal group.

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
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1. How would you describe the differences between a team and a group? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. To what extent do the people you led form a true team? (2 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

RECOMMENDED READING
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– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

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Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 2 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of Y MC CPD points
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Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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