Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Important team roles: Social roles and negative roles, part of Managing Teams (2013).
Social roles in the group can be thought of as indirect roles. …These behaviors are not about doing the work per se, but instead they concern …inter-personal behaviors that support strong performance. …In many ways, if these roles are not effectively filled. …No amount of task skill will make the team successful, because the team has no …shared social foundation. Again, remember that balance is your …goal, and that people typically play multiple roles. …There are four key social roles in an effective team. …First is the always-important spark. The spark provides the biggest infusion …of energy, excitement, a positive perspective, and lots of encouragement.…
They exude positive emotion, and have no problem seeing the glass half full. …Next, meet the peacemaker. Sometimes we do need a little positive conflict. …However, most of the time, conflict is damaging. …Whether you're dealing with small petty personality clashes or even huge …conflicts that threaten to destroy the very fabric of the group. …
- Building initial rapport
- Signaling fairness and integrity
- Communicating proactively
- Facilitating efficient meetings
- Using your authority effectively