What will you do to create a real project team?
I remembered this when I came across the concept of ‘Real Teams’. This idea comes from Jon Katzenbach, a leading thinker on teams.
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Jon Katzenbach – along with Douglas Smith – is the author of ‘The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization’. It’s deservedly a best-seller. It is, perhaps, the most important book on Teams in the workplace. And every Project Manager should have it on your bookshelf.
Real Teams can accomplish significant change. And they do so because of three characteristics:
When your team is truly in the performing stage, it should be hard for an observer to spot who’s in charge. Different team members will be stepping forward to take the lead for different tasks. Your role as a leader is more subtle:
One of the hardest things for a Project Manager to handle is the competing loyalties of your team members. To build a Real Project team, however, you must do this.
The way seems clear.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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