Start-up Guide for Developing Effective Business Teams

Just released - a new team building book by Shirley Fine Lee that provides what leaders and team members need to know to start a team off correctly so they are more effective from the beginning.  The book is available on Amazon #ad and called Team Building Primer: A Start-up Guide for Developing Effective Teams, Committees, and Other Groups. 

Below are the main concepts covered in the Team Building Primer:
  • Introduces four basic principles for team
  • Shows importance of giving teams a reason existence via definitions of charter, function, mission, and purpose  
  • Explains the need to express team’s potential for accomplishments by explaining the differences between group aims, goals, intentions, and objectives
  • Examines the roles of team leader, team membership, having a recorder (historian), and team sponsorship
  • Presents key elements of team start-up including member selection, establishing procedures (guidelines, ground rules  or code of conduct) , team meetings, and planning for training
  • Notes how to get team members involved, assigning actions, keeping records, and role rotation within the team
  • Touches on how to decide when it is time to disband a team, hold team celebrations, and evaluate team performance 
Below are the suggested articles for additional reference from the Team Building Primer:

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