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
- 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?