Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522


Communication and teambuilding are essential components of any organization. Having well established communication procedures and teambuilding guidelines are necessary for a company to become successful. The teams that make up a company, whether they are project, functional, or virtual teams, all need to excel at their communication and teambuilding skills. This paper discusses Team 3's communication and teambuilding skills, and how we went from individual members to a successful team. It takes an in depth look at how Team 3 built their team performance, how they overcame their team problems, and what ingredients were needed for a successful team. The meeting minutes are provided in the appendix, which supports the development of Team 3. Team 3 consisted of three team members with extensive work and school experience, and two members who were full time students. The three experienced team members helped to guide the team from being individual members to a high performing team. Meetings were well organized, and the team worked well together to arrive at a consensus during discussions. This paper will begin by addressing how Team 3 built their team performance to become a successful team.


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