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    These has been so much written and said about teamwork, that this site will only scratch the surface. It is worth emphasising, though, that effective teams are more effective (more likley to achieve desired outcomes) and better for the members (more satisfied and less stressed). Effective teams are characterised by:
    1) agreed goal(s)
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    goal(s) with complimentarycomplementary roles for
    3) effective communication between members.
    Real team: a definition
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Monday, March 5

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Friday, November 28

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    Katzenbach and Smith, 1993
    {teamwork_model_from_ltem.png} The "human factors" model used in this wikispace
    One finger cannot lift a pebble
    Hopi proverb

    These has been so much written and said about teamwork, that this site will only scratch the surface. It is worth emphasising, though, that effective teams are more effective (more likley to achieve desired outcomes) and better for the members (more satisfied and less stressed). Effective teams are characterised by:
    1) agreed goal(s)
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Thursday, November 27

  1. page Teamwork & mutual support edited ... {grips.png} This is also applicable to leadership; leadership and "followership" a…
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    This is also applicable to leadership; leadership and "followership" are flip sides of the same coin.
    Common deficiencies in team processes (from a study in ER)
    Too little cross monitoring of actions between actions
    Failure to advocate/assert a position/corrective action
    Failure to hold team members accountable for their responsibilities
    Failure to prioritise tasks
    Failure to seek information for decision making
    While these were deficiencies in a clinical setting, there are implications for non-clinical activities outdoors:
    Always double check any important actions another team member makes (e.g. checking their knots when climbing, checking the decision of the navigator). This is especially important in adverse conditions (such as stress, fatigue, extreme weather) but it is in those that the temptation to omit this double check tends to be overpowering. The results can be fatal.
    If you "know" you are right (as much as you can), then challenge others who disagree in a constructive and assertive way. This might be when a group leaders has made a decision about a route to take that you feel is unnecessarily risky.
    If someone was meant to have done something but has not, that needs to be addressed. Failure to do something simple but important such as collecting water when the opportunity arises) can result in failure of an expedition, or expose team members or a casualty to avoidable risk.
    The important and urgent tasks must be tackled first.
    "Winging it" and hoping things will turn out OK is not acceptable clinical practice. It is not acceptable in an outdoor setting.

    This video shows how effective clarity of goal and mutual support can be:
    This video demonstrates less effective team working:
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    The model starts with leadership because teams that lack effective leadership may not even get as far as using the other elements.
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    to safety. IFIf any are
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    is one, with the environment (critical in the wilderness setting), and -
    Decision making should come after the assessment step, to increase the likelihood of good decisions.
    Communication includes communicating any decisions to team members and also communication between team members once work on the "task" starts.
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