Effective Teams

What is a team?
“A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and working approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.”  
Source:  Katzenbach & Smith, The Wisdom of Teams

Qualities of Effective Teams:

  • Clear Purpose
  • Informality
  • Participation
  • Listening
  • Civilized Disagreement
  • Consensus Decisions
  • Open Communication
  • Clear Roles and Work Assignments
  • Shared Leadership

Source:  Glenn M. Parker, Team Players and Teamwork

Discussion Question:  Think of an effective team that you have been on.  What qualities did that team have?  What qualities do you think are essential for us to build a stronger professional learning community at GHS as a faculty?  As a department?  As co-teachers?  As colleagues?

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