Team Dynamics in a Classroom Environment

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Team Dynamics in a Classroom Environment

Whether it's in school or at work teams play a big role in today's society, ether we like them or not, there will always be a time in our life when we have to be part of a team, either by choice or by requirement. I school we had to part of teams in the classroom or in sports, however when it comes to the real world, jobs may require people to be part of a team. When I worked as a Program Director and On Air Disc Jockey, at times it was a necessary requirement to work as one unit in order to achieve success. As Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, working together is success"*Grant M. (2000) "Bright Quotations). Precisely because of this, I believe it is important to look at how Team Dynamics in a classroom environment are greatly affected both positively and negatively by different factors. These are some important factors to consider when forming a team; good leadership, personality types, good communication and avoiding making common mistakes when forming a team will be essential to achieving your goal.

Good Leadership Important to Team Dynamics

When forming a team one of the most important things is picking a good team leader. Why is this important? Because it will be this person who will guide us and give us direction to achieve a successful goal. A good team leader should be someone easy to talk to, able to make decisions, someone that gives the rest of the teammate's confidence and is able to help us make sure we have the right tools and that we are able to overcome our handicaps and see our goal with clearness. "You can have a vision, but if you don't have the road map or the tools you can't get where you want to go, and you can't lead. Managers need leadership tools that give you the facts, with clarity," According to John King, president of the statewide Roster Network (2005 Roster Technologies, Inc. Performance Management Solutions).

This person is key in achieving our goal since they are the ones that will influence others to achieve our goal. After all as Carol Buchner once said, "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you make them feel" (2006 Secrets of Success).
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