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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Team Sponsorship

Book Description

Are you responsible for starting new teams, providing direction, allocating resources, removing roadblocks, and serving as an all-around champion for high-performance work teams? This practical, step-by-step guide is for you! Not only does this pocket reference emphasize the importance of turning slogans and talk into action, it tells how to do it. You'll get helpful guidelines for turning the principles of team management into day-to-day actions. Each chapter begins with a set of questions that the sponsor must ask before starting any team. The answers to these questions provide the keys to whether the project or activity actually warrants the effort that goes into a successful team. Once the need for the team has been clearly established, a checklist outlines the necessary actions the sponsor must take to successfully start and maintain the team. The remainder of each chapter provides the details and specific instructions for carrying out the activities on the checklist. Many of the steps include exercises, activities, or assignments to enhance the learning points. Covers the most common types of teams and team support elements.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Copyright
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
    1. The Four Team-Support Elements
    2. Key Terms and Definitions
    3. The Three Types of Teams
    4. The Roles That Support Teams
    5. Team Sponsor
    6. —Job Summary
    7. —Principal Duties
    8. —Requirement
  5. 1. Sponsoring an Ad Hoc Team
    1. Sponsor’s Checklist for Ad Hoc Teams
    2. Practice Exercise—Three Cases
    3. Exercise—Drafting the Goal Statement
    4. Charter Form
    5. Exercise—Evaluating Metrics
  6. 2. Sponsoring a Standing Team
    1. Sponsor’s Checklist for Standing Teams
    2. Exercise—Sponsor’s Draft
    3. Exercise—Your Turn
    4. Charter Form
    5. Exercise—Reviewing Short-Term Goals
  7. 3. Sponsoring a Natural Team
    1. Section A: Getting Teams Started
    2. Sponsor’s Checklist for Natural Teams
    3. Exercise—Performance Measures
    4. Worksheet—Writing Your Mission Statement
    5. Section B: Growing and Developing Your Team
    6. Level One
    7. Sponsor’s Role for the Life of the Team
    8. Level-One Team Advancement Checklist
    9. Level Two
    10. Level-Two Team Advancement Checklist
    11. Level Three
    12. Level Four
  8. The Team Sponsor Test
  9. Appendix A: Team Charters
    1. Ad Hoc Team Charter
    2. Standing Team Charter
    3. Natural Team Charter
  10. Appendix B: Answer Keys
    1. Practice Exercise—Three Cases
    2. Exercise—Evaluating Metrics
    3. Exercise—Reviewing Short-Term Goals
    4. Exercise—Performance Measures
    5. The Team Sponsor Test Answers
  11. Appendix C: Sponsor Extras
    1. Metrics Planning Table
    2. Action Minutes Form
    3. Meeting Agenda Form
    4. Parking Lot Form
    5. Sample Team Mission Statement
    6. Sample Ground Rules
    7. Sample Operating Guidelines
  12. Appendix D: Problems & Solutions Index
  13. Appendix E: Sponsor’s Guide to Team Recognition
  14. Index
  15. About the Author