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Team Orientation Process

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Getting more done with others over whom you have no control may be the most important skill to develop.

The steps in the Team Orientation Process are proven to give a group of people the best chance of coming together as a high performance team.

Accomplish each step in dialog among team members.

The same list has been found to be worth re-visiting any time a team has lost energy or direction and needs re-orienting.

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Team Orientation Process

  1. 1. Team  Orienta+on  Process™  
  2. 2. Execu+ve  Summary   Ge8ng  more  done  with  others  over  whom  you  have  no  control  may   be  the  most  important  skill  to  develop.     The  steps  in  the  Team  Orienta+on  Process  are  proven  to  give  a  group   of  people  the  best  chance  of  coming  together  as  a  high  performance   team.     Accomplish  each  step  in  dialog  among  team  members.     The  same  list  has  been  found  to  be  worth  re-­‐visi+ng  any  +me  a  team   has  lost  energy  or  direc+on  and  needs  re-­‐orien+ng.    
  3. 3. Step  0.  Take  100%  Responsibility     Only  one  person  can  ensure  you  have  a   great  team  experience.     Take  Responsibility  for:   •  being  on  a  great  team   •  deserving  to  be  on  a  great  team   •  knowing  how  teams  get  built  (and   how  they  don’t)  
  4. 4. Team   Orienta+on   Process  
  5. 5. 1.  The  TASK  is  the  reason   Facilitate  shared  clarity  about  the  team’s  task,   purpose,  or  assignment:   •  Ask  the  team’s  sponsor  what  is  wanted   and  expected  of  the  team   •  Dialog  with  team  members  un+l  they  reach   complete  shared  clarity  about  what  group   output  (not  individual  output)  is  expected.  
  6. 6. 2.  Surface  Member  MOTIVATION   Align  individual  and  team  outcomes:   •  Ask  each  team  member  to  clarify  what  is  in  it   for  them  (beyond  a  paycheck)   •  Acknowledge  that  unique  personal  outcomes   are  held  by  each  team  member   •  Explore  poten+al  compe+ng  loyal+es  or   commitments  between  the  role  on  this  team   and  other  responsibili+es   •  Invite  the  group  to  commit  to  support  each   member  in  ge8ng  their  individual  outcomes.  
  7. 7. 3.  Promote  Team  AGREEMENTS   Make  and  keep  agreements:   •  With  the  team,  develop  5  to  9   behavioral  (i.e.,  observable)  agreements   team  members  vow  to  abide  by  in   dealings  with  each  other   •  Consider  mee+ng  frequency,   procedures,  and  roles;  workload   distribu+on;  communica+on  policy;   problem  solving  policy;  conflict   resolu+on  policy;  etc.  
  8. 8. 4.  Clear  and  Eleva+ng  Goal   To  cra]  a  clear  and  eleva+ng  goal:   •  Understand  the  TASK  is  what  must  be   done;  the  GOAL  is  what  makes  it  worth   doing   •  Listen  for  the  emergence  of  a  stretch  goal   that  energizes  the  team  to  complete  the   task  AND  delivers  on  each  of  the  individual   outcomes   •  Such  a  goal  will  o]en  emerge  from  the   storming  phase  
  9. 9. 5.  Discover  what  PEOPLE  bring   Inventory  team  resources:   •  Ask  each  team  member  to   discuss  what  they  can  bring  to   the  team  in  terms  of  skill,   experience,  contacts,  exper+se,   etc.     •  Reinforce  how  each  member’s   gi]s  can  bring  value  
  10. 10. Team Orientation Process (abbreviated)
  11. 11. Think  about  it   As  a  leader…     Knowing  how  to  get  more  done  with  others  may  be  your   most  important  skill.     Do  you  have  a  proven  and  repeatable  process  for  building  any   team  any  +me?     Do  you  lead  in  such  a  way  that  people  want  to  share   responsibility  with  you  to  get  the  project  done?     Read  more:  Teamwork  Is  An  Individual  Skill:  Ge6ng  Your  Work   Done  When  Sharing  Responsibility,  Christopher  Avery    ©  2015  Partnerwerks  Inc.  All  Rights  Reserved  
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Getting more done with others over whom you have no control may be the most important skill to develop. The steps in the Team Orientation Process are proven to give a group of people the best chance of coming together as a high performance team. Accomplish each step in dialog among team members. The same list has been found to be worth re-visiting any time a team has lost energy or direction and needs re-orienting.

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