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Working in Teams

To:New Hires
Subject:Teamwork Tips

Teamwork is essential to your success. Before your team begins meeting, and whenever you encounter problems within your team, review these resources on how to improve your team skills.

Working in Teams and Groupwork (http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2338) is a good resource to describe the main features of working in teams, the processes that affect team effectiveness, the main features of project management, and theories on effective leadership.

Fastfacts: Collaborative Group Work (http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/assistance/learning_services/handouts/group_work.cfm) provides a practical approach with solutions to challenges commonly encountered by teams.

Effective Meetings (http://www.meetingwizard.org/meetings/effective-meetings.cfm) is a good resource on improving the effectiveness and quality of your team meetings. I suggest you adopt some of these when you hold your own team meetings.

If you encounter team conflicts and are unable to resolve the conflicts on your own, as your director, I will help to mediate and help you to find ways to effectively work together so we can further the work at Healthy Leeward Living.