Analysis of Team Charter
After evaluating my team’s personality types, listening skills, and trust levels, I foresee two instances where the team charter will aid in the team’s performance. First, a team member’s trust level scored very low. Having knowledge of the teammates low trust level, I will communicate with that person more frequently to ensure him or her of my contribution efforts. This will reduce the potential for conflict. Second, the team member’s listening skills could use some improvements. As a team, I can elevate awareness that each teammate needs to work on improving his or her listening skills. Having this awareness can facilitate and encourage each team member to improve in this skill and can lead to a better performing team.
Although the team chartering process does not guarantee the success or performance of a team, I will use it as a tool to guide my team in the right direction. Team chartering offers many performance-enhancing benefits to the team. A few of these benefits are; contract, clarity, focus, alignment, permission, protection, boundaries, and metrics (Wilkinson & Moran, 1998).
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