Leaders play a central role in effective team building. With good team building skills, leaders can unite individuals around a shared goal or objective and generate greater productivity. Without them, a leader is limiting themselves and others to the contribution each person makes individually.
Team building is a process that can help a group develop into a strong and cohesive unit. The benefits of a team are many: a team fosters creativity and learning, blends complementary strengths, builds trust, increases efficiency, teaches conflict resolution skills and promotes a wider sense of ownership.
In the CLP course Managing Teams you will learn how to identify different types of teams and the characteristics of an effective team. You will explore your team player style and how it impacts group dynamics. The key elements that move a team from involvement to empowerment will be discussed plus how action planning and analysis tools can help your team perform better.
What type of team do you lead or are you a part of in your local association or in the workplace? As a leader are you effective at communicating the common goal or objective and clarifying the role each individual has on your team? Do you encourage individuals to share ideas and problem solve for items such as attracting new members, planning local events or developing a more efficient process?
Teamwork is an important part of any organization, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best to achieve a common goal that is larger than themselves. At IAIP let’s continue to build a strong and effective team of insurance professionals to accomplish our mission of developing leaders, influencing careers and connecting members.
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