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10 tips to consider in team formation and development

Prosper Kwei-Nahr


Our present work cultures involves the use of teams, defined as two or more individuals who interact cooperatively and adaptively in pursuit of shared objectives. Teams are necessary for performing complex tasks because the varying team members provide unique contributions to attaining the work outcomes. Beyond that, teamwork is a useful mechanism to transfer existing work cultures to new employees as well as to enhance professional development through training for existing employees.

Considering these wide range of teamwork objectives, it is important to understand the characteristics of effective teams. In this article, Prosper Kwei-Narh organizes some of the most important considerations in the use of teams within work organizations, focusing on team member characteristics, the necessity of core teamwork skills, and the indispensable elements of effective teamwork interactions.

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