This topic examines teams and explores a model for the role of team lead in helping teams develop towards self-managed, high performance.
Self-managed, high-performing teams are frequently envisioned as leaderless and are asked to function without intervention. With neither the skills nor the experience to ensure a successful outcome, teams may flounder through extended periods of unmanaged conflict. When a lead does provide leadership, they may struggle with offering the kind of facilitation that effectively encourages self-management for the long-term.
This topic will help you:
- Be aware of the various stages of team development and what a team lead can do to help a team move through each stage.
- Understand why certain things are happening in your own team and how it could move towards high performance.
- Reflect on your own experience in teams and consider how you might improve your skills as a facilitative team leader.