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The group project. To many students, the mere mention sends them into deep despair. However, the reality is that those who can work well in groups have the key skill employers are seeking -- even on assembly lines, where group problem-solving is used to improve quality.

This site is designed to help you through the phases of building your team, with a specific focus on the group presentation, which often is used to present the results of your work. We also have a resources page for those seeking more help with their communications, presentations or group skills.

Here, we look at two things:


Why AreTeams Stressed so Often?

Most large projects live and die by how well the people involved with them work together. Web sites need someone to set their sense of purpose, someone to design them to be functional and attractive and someone to ensure they operate satisfactorily. The more these diverse groups can work together, the better the Web site will be.

For those developing a Web site, collaboration makes sure everyone Flash show on interview about teamwork“is on the same page” as the project evolves. Collaboration means “to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavour.”

In the workplace, no trend is as significant as collaboration. A recent survey by Ipsos-Reid confirms that 91% of workers collaborate with electronic files. The typical employee spends an average of five hours a week in meetings and 57% say the need to work in teams as opposed to individually has increased over the last five years.

You better get used to it.

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What Can You Find in this Site?

This site has three sections:

Building a Team takes you through the communications practices, meeting rules, leader/member roles and team practices associated with success. It includes sample team performance contracts, agendae and suggestions for effective teamwork. There are links to tools to help you assess your team meeting style.

The Group Presentation deals with good presentation practice very briefly, but focuses on what is important when groups are working together to communicate.

Resources brings together Web sites that have advice on team building and presentations, plus tools to help you assess your style and enhance your effectiveness in teams..

What’s Missing? Only you can tell us that! If you know of other sites that are useful, have added content suggestions, or have found errors or omissions here, please take a moment to let us know.

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This page was prepared by David Nowell, Professor, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. It is intended as a global resource for the use of all students to assist them in this important part of their learning. Please send comments on how useful (or otherwise!) you found this page to David Nowell.

Contents Copyright ©2002-05, David Nowell. All Rights Reserved.

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