Working with Others

This unit is designed to give you the opportunity to discuss and explore your group dynamics. You will gain an understanding and awareness surrounding diversity in teams, while identifying team goals, roles and responsibilities within your team.  

Team Assignment Process

Launching

The first stage is launching, this is when a new team is formed or when new team members have been added to a current team.

  • Launching and organizing are the developmental stages that all teams must go through.
  • The launch stage is often given insufficient time and attention as teams are forming.
  • Discuss team’s purpose/goals, decide values and expectations of behaviors, discuss schedule and online mode of communication, and review areas of possible conflict and (example: work ethic and quality).
  • Surface introductions or discussing the wrong items commonly occur in this phase, leading to the team foundation lacking stability and resilience, two key success factors of teams.