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Team Dynamics and Our Natural Behaviors on a Team

Alice Dendinger | August 30, 2016 | Teamwork


Have you ever been assigned to work on a team and wondered, “What the heck is going on with these people?”  Many of us have experienced the tension that arises when we try to get a diverse group of people to work toward a common goal.  It is frustrating when people around you just don’t seem to “get it.”

Here is a question, “Did you feel that your team would be dysfunctional before you joined it?”  What were your thoughts about those other people on the team?  It is easy to judge others, but taking a look at ourselves and how we connect with other team members can be challenging.  The success or failure of a group starts with how well group members understand, interact and trust each other.  With this perspective, it becomes the responsibility of each team member to learn to work productively within that team setting.

The best way to understand a team’s dynamics is to start with yourself.  Really understanding how you naturally function within a team is the springboard for greater team effectiveness.  Once you have knowledge of your own style, your likes, and dislikes as a member of the team, you will better understand where you fit and how your unique talents can play best to the overall effectiveness of the team.  Once individuals have a better grasp on their own performance, it is easier to step back and understand how others on the team perform.  This raises cooperation and trust which will lead to a more cohesive, productive, and enjoyable team experience.

As a participant in this webinar, you will learn:

  • Your natural approach on a team and how you play a critical part in reaching team goals.
  • How to leverage and understand other approaches on the team in an effort to optimize team success.
  • How to understand and use a process tool for successful team dynamics.

Check out my Webinar on Friday, September 9th, from noon to 1pm to get a more thorough understanding of “Team Dynamics: Our Natural Approach on a Team.”  This Webinar is approved for 1 general recertification credit hour with HRCI.  Register now

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