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The things that make a team real

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You might officially be a "team leader," but is your workgroup a real team? You already know it's not enough to call a collection of employees a "team" and expect its results to magically improve, and collaboration and innovation to flow freely through the workplace. But plenty of "team leaders" find it hard to know what to do to really engage in continuous team building and make a workgroup more than the sum of its parts.

Here are some ques­tions to ask:

Do you help people play indi­vidually important roles? Even when there are several positions with near-identical responsibilities, does each person make a unique contribu­tion to the flow of work, the division of effort and the spirit of the entire team? Often, you can help each team member clearly define his or her own role and contribution. The payback in higher motivation and extra effort is well worth the effort.

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