24 March 2014

How to Select Members In Order to Form an Effective Team?

Forming an effective team is not as easy as it looks. Potential team members need to be interviewed & their skills & knowledge should be assessed properly. The organization that is forming a team should first assess what the skills, knowledge & attitudes of potential team members should be. That can act as a benchmark for selection.

Once that is done, potential members can be interviewed. To be selected, a member should possess the following skills:
·       Unique strength the individual brings to the team
·       Motivated to improve working performance
·       An effective but non-harmful problem solving style
·       Shares information effectively with all team members
·       Good listening skills
·       Provides useful feedback when necessary
·       Takes every other member’s view into consideration

It is important to remember that effective teams are generally made up of a variety of personalities. The selection process should not be biased towards one personality type. An effective team needs to have the detail-oriented individuals as well as the outgoing, insightful individuals. There are also important factors to consider when selecting team members, like years of work experience, frequency of team participation & any prior team training received.

These points can be effectively utilized by management when selecting team members to increase the opportunity for overall success.

By Kirk Coutinho

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