Business vocabulary in use – Unit 9 Teambuilding

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Teams
Tasks can be achieved more easily by ….
Engagement … commitment
The level of … and … is the degree to which team members feel involved with the team.
Team leader
The person in charge of the team
Team effort
The work done together by the team
Team performance
The results that the team produces
Team dynamics
The way the team works together
Team effectiveness
The degree to which the team produces results
Team learning
When people learn in teams rather than individually
Implementer
The … converts the team’s plan into something achievable.
Coordinator
The … is a confident member who sets objectives and defines team members’ roles.
Shaper
The … defines issues, shapes ideas and leads the action.
Plant
The … is a creative imaginative person who supplies original ideas and solves problems.
Resource investigator
The … communicates with the outside world and explores opportunities.
Monitor-Evaluator
The … sees all the possibilities, evaluates situations objectively and sees what is realistically achievable.
Team worker
The … builds the team, supports others and reduces conflict.
Completer
The … meets deadlines, corrects mistakes and makes sure nothing is forgotten.
Forming
The group is anxious and feels dependent on a leader. The group tries to discover how it is going to operate and what the ‘normal’ ways of working will be.
Storming
The atmosphere may be one of conflict between members, who may resist control from any person. There may be the feeling that the task cannot be achieved.
Norming
At this stage, members of the group feel clothier together and the conflicts are forgotten. Members of the group will start to support each other. There is increasingly the feeling that it is possible to achieve the task.
Performing
The group is carrying out the task for which it was formed. Members feel safe enough to express differences of opinion in relation to others.
Mourning
The group’s work is finished, and its members begin to have pleasant memories of their activities and achievements.
Categories: Team Building