*“High Performing Team Strategies*”
A high performing study team will need to use various strategies to reach their common goal when a task is at hand. A team in general is very diverse,which can sometimes cause more issues than expected or necessary. A team has various backgrounds, experience levels, cultures, and perspectives but regardless of these differences the team is working toward a common goal. In order for the team to be successful, all team members must reach agreements at some point and establish a working relationship.
Successful transition from a study group to a high performing team requires members’ dedication to the team’s development and to collaborative learning. By creating a high performing team, members become directly involved in each other’s learning, there is higher achievement, more psychological connection, greater psychological health, social competence, and self esteem. Members develop a sense of self reliance and a joint commitment to the group. The result of this high performing group team is a product that far exceeds the members’ capabilities.
The five most important strategies that make a team or a group successful are:
Setting Team Norms: Setting norms for the group is an initial occurrence whichis vital to the success of the team. As described in High Performance Business Strategy, norming is when team members begin to define and accept their individual role within the team, rules are developed, and interdependencies become important (Eigenhuis 131). A real life example of norming has already begun within our current group as we have chosen weeklyleaders and have already established weekly deadlines for our assignments.
Setting norms ensures that all members are on the same page and that everyone knows what is expected of them. Most organizations have norms that eventually become an accepted part of their culture. Many team meetings have norms that the participants willaccept...