Essay about The Experience Of Working On A Successful Team

899 Words Nov 16th, 2016 4 Pages
a) What was your experience in working on a successful team?
While attending graduate school at Regis I have been involved in many teams. The most successful team was for a course in which we were charged with working with the same team each week to complete objective needed for a final project. I believe this team was successful because before we started any work on the project we all agreed that we would work to get an “A” on the project – we had a “clear elevating goal” (Northouse, 2012). We were all focused on a shared goal and we understood that our roles were ones which were purposeful and would contribute to the realization of the shared goal - evidence of a unified commitment (Northouse, 2012). Everyone on the team had an area of expertise in which they were focused on, I also think this added to the success of the team as each member needed to be competent in their completion of work (Northouse, 2012). Competency of team members definitely contributed to our success. There was a check and balance system in which each week we would come together and collectively look over the work each member had contributed and provide feedback, according to Larson and LaFasto this is a results driven team structure which I believe kept each team member accountable (Northouse, 2012). Lastly, the team leader was someone who facilitated an environment in which it felt safe for each member to openly voice their feedback and collaboration areas in which opportunities were…

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