Commitment to team success and shared goals — team members are committed to the success of the team and their shared goals for the project. Successful teams are motivated, engaged and aim to achieve at the highest level; Interdependence — team members need to create an environment where together they can contribute far more than as individuals.
A positive interdependent team environment brings out the best in each person enabling the team to achieve their goals at a far superior level (Johnson & Johnson, 1995, 1999).
Individuals promote and encourage their fellow team members to achieve, contribute, and learn; Interpersonal Skills includes the ability to discuss issues openly with team members, be honest, trustworthy, supportive and show respect and commitment to the team and to its individuals. Fostering a caring work environment is important including the ability to work effectively with other team me Open Communication and positive feedback — actively listening to the concerns and needs of team members and valuing their contribution and expressing this helps to create an effective work environment.
Team members should be willing to give and receive constructive criticism and provide authentic feedback; Appropriate team composition is essential in the creation of a successful team. Team members need to be fully aware of their specific team role and understand what is expected of them in terms of their contribution to the team and the project; and Commitment to team processes, leadership & accountability — team members need to be accountable for their contribution to the team and the project. They need to be aware of team processes, best practice and new ideas.