RE: Team Building

Subject: RE: Team Building
From: "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 16:48:43 -0000

Oh yeah. I want to go to a seminar on team-building.

>>The necessity to integrate interfunctional contributions and to use in
creative way experiences and various abilities pushes more and more to uses
of the team like privileged moment of the organization of the job. However
the experience confirmation as it is not always easy to gain real value
added from the group job and as is to times difficult to construct a united
and integrated team. The hypothesis that the seminary proposes is that the
team must in the first place be constructed from its members and that this
demands, on one side, methodological competences and, from the other,
relational and social abilities. The seminary is proposed to make to
experience to the participants the interpersonal phases of construction and
development of a team, analizzandone, behaviors, dynamics and factors of
effectiveness. Moreover some crucial moments of the activity of group job
will be experienced directly, like, as an example, the preparation and the
conduction of the reunions and the ability to.....<<

((This isn't *quite* fair because it was machine-translated from Italian...
but I bet it didn't make much more sense in the original.))

My sole experience of team-building exercises was of a couple organised by a
manager who believed that a good team-member will report (to the manager)
any disloyal remarks made by another team-member; and that *not* reporting
disloyal remarks is itself evidence of disloyalty. I think this manager
believed both the team-building exercises and the reporting system helped to
build the morale of the team, and it must have worked: she got promoted. So
team-building exercises are good for something, after all.

Jane Carnall
Striving to be a Klingon Technical Writer, because:
(17) Team-building? Klingons do not BUILD teams! We rip them apart with our
bare hands!!

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