Flashcards in Sectio 13C - Traits of a Healthy Team Deck (23):
What must leaders cultivate in every stage of team development?
A healthy team spirit.
What are the five critical attributes present in all healthy teams?
1) Trust; 2) ethical behavior; 3) sharing information; 4) critical judgment; and 5) cooperation.
What attribute is the core of all healthy team interactions?
Trust gives team the freedom to communicate openly, honestly and directly within the group. (T/F)
How might Airmen respond to team members that they do not trust?
By alienating them, ignoring their input and withholding vital information.
Trust is vital when sharing and accepting ____ in a team.
Leaders can promote a trusting atmosphere in a team by being trustworthy and by trusting their workers. What else can a leader do to promote trust?
Vital individual differences and encourage open and honest communication.
Unethical behavior tends to enhance a team's spirit. (T/F)
False. (It kills it.)
Ethical behaviors in a team conform to your profession's accepted principles of right and wrong. What does this include?
Honesty, integrity and concern for doing what is right.
What must teams openly share inside and outside the group in order to be successful?
How can you encourage positive, open and sincere communication among team members while building a team?
By actively listening and sharing information.
A lack of sharing information within teams may cause confusion, frustration and the inability to complete ____.
How can a leader increase a team's success?
By 1) giving complete access to all necessary data; 2) discouraging members from discounting ideas or feelings; 3) encouraging active listening and valuing individual differences.
The willingness to accept and encourage constructive criticism in a team increases self-awareness. What else does it do?
It improves team effectiveness.
What must teams do to examine their processes and practices?
Accept intragroup feedback (criticism) and outside evaluations.
How do intragroup criticism and outside evaluations help build teams?
By redirecting their focus and energy and quickly correcting problems.
Critical ____ consistently focuses the team in the right direction.
Cooperation creates ____ and faster results from a team.
How can a team leader manage differences to enhance cooperation?
Through win/win negotiations and reaching decisions by consensus, not voting.
What benefits are created through cooperation in a team?
Shared ownership of team results and achieving objectives increases team pride and a healthy team spirit.
Competition in a team enhances cooperation. (T/F)
False. (It hinders cooperation.)
How can team leaders reduce power-play behavior?
By reemphasizing the specific roles and responsibilities of each team member.