Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Making team rules, part of Project Management Foundations: Teams.
Think about a time in the past…when you joined a new group of unfamiliar…co-workers to begin work on a project.…In the first moments of that first meeting,…you had many questions, right?…Like, where to begin?…Who will take on what?…How will the work get done?…To start your projects on the right foot,…it's crucial that when teams first get together…they get time to get to know each other.…As the project manager and team leader,…you should spend time directing the converstation…to speak about working methods, styles, and expectations.…
The output from this conversation is a set of team rules.…The intent of team rules is to insure team…members are prepared, appropriately organized,…contributing equitably, supporting each other,…and achieving the desired results.…With these intents in mind, the rules you put…together usually fall into common categories.…First up is team norms.…These are things like the tools that the team will use,…and the hours and locations where team…members will work.…
A simple example of team norms is where you might…
Along the way, discover how to negotiate for key resources, appreciate and maximize individual working styles, use emotional intelligence to add a personal approach to your management style, and resolve conflict.
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- Understanding the four key work styles
- Negotiating for your team
- Sharing a common objective
- Making team rules
- Directing the team
- Solving team conflicts<br><br>
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