The Complete Toolkit for Building High-Performance Work Teams
By: Nancy Golden, Joyce P. Gall
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 102
The Complete Toolkit for Building High-Performance Work Teams is meant to empower both the leaders and the members of work teams in educational and social-service systems. It presents, in a simple yet systematic fashion, a set of tested facilitation tools that will help teams: *work more efficiently and harmoniously to achieve their goals *deal directly with both personal and work-related issues that might otherwise disrupt or hamper the progress of the teams *make their work a more lively, enjoyable, and growth-producing learning experience | From direct experience we know that these tools can help teams accomplish their mission, whatever the teams' size, composition, structure, or desired outcomes. | Essential Tools and Strategies for Facilitative Leadership. The Toolkit provides 17 practical, field-validated tools for facilitating work teams in educational and social-service systems. Includes guidelines to select tools for specific tasks, and to prepare other team leaders. The section for each tool explains: *What the tool involves, When to use it, and Why it improves team functioning. *A Step-by-Step Process for use of the tool. *Examples of the tool in action. | The Toolkit includes: --> Five tools for Laying the Groundwork: *State a Purpose *Set Group Agreements *Develop a Common Knowledge Base *Clarify Consensus *Form Kaleidoscope Groups. -->Nine tools for Working toward Consensus: *Fly the Helicopter Higher: Focus on Big Ideas *Float a Trial Balloon *Ask Yes-No-What Do You Need? *Brainstorm From --> To *Listen for a Breakthrough *Call for a Power Sweep *Do a Five-Finger Share *Take a Backup Vote *Test for Critical Mass. -->Three tools for Moving into Action: *Cluster Idea Cards *Spend Your Dots *Develop an Action Timeline. | Also included: Tool cards explaining the process for using each tool, which can be copied for team members.
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