Consider how you will make decisions related to your team’s work together. Outline the times when the team leader will take a commanding, consulting, or consensus-building approach to team decisions.
- In an ideal world,…your team will quickly and easily come to agreement…on the important decisions you need to make.…However, in the real world, that won't always be the case.…So, how will you make decisions?…It's best to establish a game plan…for how you'll tackle challenging questions…before you end up in a situation…where everyone on the team doesn't agree.…To help you come up with that game plan,…here's some common approaches to team decision-making…and the advantages and disadvantages of each.…
You can outline your approach in the Team Charter document…in the exercise files.…I think of the three most common team decision-making styles…as the three Cs,…commanding, consulting, and consensus-building.…Let's look at each one and think about the pros and cons.…The commanding approach,…or one where you take more of an authority position,…is when the team leader makes the decision.…Some reasons for going this route might be due…to the amount of time available to make the decision,…the team leader having enough information,…
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- Managing conflict
- Establishing and maintaining trust
- Creating a shared vision and focusing on objectives
- Providing feedback
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- Holding teammates accountable
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