How can a group function with great intelligence and teamwork to achieve
Leaders deal not only with individuals one-on-one. They also deal with
groups. Effective group functioning often requires the facilitation of a
group's effective functioning by a leader, or several leaders. The set of
skills that help a group learn to learn is called organizational learning.
What to do:
- Group Conversations Facilitate some meetings without an
agenda. This provides each person with an opportunity to speak about important
issues. Use a talking ball or stick.
- Storytelling Create a team atmosphere of trust, mutual
respect and other important values through storytelling.
- Orchestrate Fun Group Activities Use improvisational music,
games, drama and other fun activities. This will help people to get over
hurt feelings and enhance community spirit.
- Make Passionate Presentations Express your enthusiasm.
Encourage the passion and enthusiasm of others.
- Open and Honest Communication Encourage people to express themselves about problems and organizational issues. And develop policies and systems to make it safe to do so. Here is a chart called the Open Communication Process Chart. It is tailored for use in a fire department for a firefighter.
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