Lecture Notes- Team Work, Planning, Time Management
A team is several persons grouped together to accomplish a common goal, who are dependent on one another for results, and who are equally accountable for the quality of the results.
Characteristics of an effective team:
Mutual respect, trust, and support
Open, honest, and frequent communication
Respect for and productive use of individual differences
Ability to accept leadership authority and manage conflict
Working as a Team
Keep the main objectives in mind and refrain from having an ``ego''!
Plan on regular fixed times to communicate as a group, keeping communication at a professional level; conduct personal communication outside of group meetings!
Be supportive of the team coordinator and always cooperate. Accept decisions and do your best to make them work once decided!
What is MBTI?
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What the Meyer Briggs types mean
Introverts, Sensing Types
Introverts, Intuitive Types
Extraverts, Sensing Types
Extraverts, Intuitive Types
How you can use the results to improve your teamwork
Use the results to analyze and understand yourself and your team members
Discuss the results with the team members and offer insights about yourself and the way you work best, your strengths and limitations, and listen to your team members when they offer their insights!
Establish regular weekly time to plan and revise schedule
Tips : Plan on three times the number of credit hours as your academic work week; use prime time to complete academic work and leave off-hours and weekends for extracurricular activities; do academic work in a regular, quiet place, without interruptions; plan some time to work with classmates
Plans: What's and Who's
Usually done before schedules
Breaks project into phases with milestones
Describes what is to be delivered with each phase
Establishes review points
Project task list
Use Gantt Chart to show time
Break down activity to weekly task lists
Creates a template used for future projects
Spend 5 % at front or end of week to track progress
Do as much detail as needed: do not overplan or underplan
Stay within 10 % of original estimates