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How to Build an Effective Team

  1. Team members should clearly understand what is expected of them, individually and as a group.
  2. Team members should understand their specific role on the team.
  3. Team members should be committed to the success of the team ... all for one, one for all!
  4. Team members should be competent in their individual field of expertise.
  5. The team should be balanced and cover all key areas ... for example, a new business venture team often consists of a general manager, a product/operations manager, a marketing/sales manager, and a finance manager.
  6. Teams members should be of good character and maintain high ethical standards.
  7. The team should have control of their destiny.
  8. Team members should actively communicate on an on-going basis.
  9. Team members should actively coordinate their planning and actions on an on-going basis.
  10. Team members should actively collaborate on an on-going basis.
  11. The team should be engaged in proactive change and innovation.
  12. The team should be responsible for the consequences of its actions.