Collaboration and Team Dynamics

Collaboration and Team Dynamics
Lisa Brockington, Molly Davis, Courtney Hill,
April 14, 2014
University of Phoenix

Team collaboration is a process, not an event and is something that best happens over time, not at a critical time when the work is due.   Members of a newly united team should take the time to get to know one another not only personally but professionally, communicate with one another prior to the project needing to be done in order to warm up to each other and create a sustainable collaboration as a team.   Excellent communication is the key to a successful team, some examples of excellent communication strategies are: Regular meetings, ensure that all team members have access to good contact information, listen to one another, and lead by example.   Team members should be approachable and do their best to adopt these strategies in order to make their team successful.   Also, teams can sometimes be victims of common pitfalls such as organizational goals, behaviors of team members, dominance and control, and performance.   Trying to overcome these common pitfalls can be difficult and should be recognized by the team and effectively intervened before they bring the entire team down.   Beginning a team with confidence, excellent communication, and a balance between team members can make your team successful.

To be an effective and successful learning team, you must possess key communication skills.   One of the key communication skills within a team is to begin your newly formed team with all team members making their contact information readily available to one another.   By doing this, you are providing your team members with access and availability to get in touch with you when you are needed for something involving the entire team.   A team is not just a team once a week, a month or a year, to be an effective team you must know one another not only personally but professionally until the project at hand is complete....