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10 Steps to Successful Teams by Renie McClay

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STEP ONE

Form the Team—Identify Leaders with Enthusiasm, Energy, and Vision

  • What is a team?
  • Types of teams
  • What teams do for the organization
  • Members of the team
  • Stages of team development
  • Keys to success

Teamwork is a journey and not a destination.

—Kimberley Cornwell

Teams have been around since the beginning of recorded history. People have always worked together for a common goal. Take military squadrons, sports teams, orchestras, and bands, for example. The entire foundation of teamwork is based on the belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that together we can accomplish more than we can by working independently.

In most organizations at work today, just about every group is referred to as a team. All ...

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