Introduction to team dynamics
Working with a group of people is different from working in a team. Working in a team means that everyone is working to the same goal and, if that goal is not met, can suffer the same consequences - whether positive or negative. To make a team work there needs to be several different component roles. Often these roles are provided by different people but sometimes one person may fulfil more than one role.
Definition of a team: the combined action of a group, especially when effective and efficient.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
― Phil Jackson
Readings and web links
Find general reading and information relating to Team Dynamics in this section. Also check out the links on the internet
Activities for learning
Find your element
There is a great concept introduced by Sir Ken Robinson, called ELEMENT.
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, was published in January 2009.
"The element" refers to the experience of personal talent meeting personal passion. He argues that in this encounter, we feel most ourselves, most inspired, and achieve to our highest level.