A team is a group of people working together for a common goal. Teams should not be confused with groups. A team shares responsibility, authority, and resources to achieve their collective mission. They feel empowered to do whatever is necessary within their defined boundaries. Action through cooperation is practiced both within the team and when acquiring support. Problem solving and decision making are natural activities. Effective, open, and full communication, especially listening, is prolific. The leader and the members possess a positive "can do" attitude even during difficult times. Team members motivate, respect, and support each other. Team members manage conflict. Team members build self-esteem and motivate other team members. They all contribute their technical competence in their specialty as well as all other skills. They acquire many skills to accomplish the mission and build and maintain teamwork. Effective teams realize diversity, individuality, and creativity are their greatest advantages. Individual and team contributions are rewarded and recognized appropriately. The team takes ownership and pride in their performance. Everyone is totally committed to cost, schedule, and quality standards of excellence with total customer satisfaction being the primary focus of all team activities.
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