Communications and Team Building
We began with some expectations such as, to learn about essence of teamwork, to understand how and why it is important, to examine necessary conditions to create team climate, to explore team tools to foster team performance and to increase the efficiency of teams. Our team and team products were our real life laboratory to apply what we had learned in the class. We observed ourselves to comprehend team basics. We started to investigate about ourselves, i.e. our members. In the first part of the document we gave information about our team members, our roles in teamwork, our personalities and how they affected in team performance, our meeting skills and cultural differences. We continued to develop our team, we lived the all phases. In the second part of the document we told about our team growth: forming, storming, norming, performing. We reviewed our progress by using Team Success Survey. At the same time we started to produce our products. In the third part of the document we evaluated our products including project 1, case studies and selected class exercises. Communication among team members was one of the crucial elements. In the following part, we analyzed our communication. We summarized our opinions about what could have been better. We wanted to share what we have learned in the last part of the document.
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Valdes, Juan; Baktir, Elif; Codington, Michael; Cursetjee, Zareer; Nahas, Steven; Numanoglu, Sevket; and Trujillo, Gloria, "TEAM Self-Diagnosis" (2000). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 2112.
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