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Team Building Recommendation Formulations

One of your Facebook friends has posted this note:

"Help! I have just been assigned to head a new product design team at my company. The division manager has high expectations for the team and for myself, but I have been a technical design engineer for four years since graduating from college. I have never 'managed' anyone, let alone led a team. The manager keeps talking about her confidence that I will be very good at creating lots of teamwork. Does anyone out there have any tips to help me master this challenge? Help!" You immediately start to formulate your recommendations. What are the three key things you will advise her to do, and why those three first?

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These are the following suggestions I would give:

1. You need to build trust and respect amongst the team. You can engage the team in a team building exercise.
2. You need to establish expectations (what the team expects you to do, and what you expect team to do), and get an agreement from your team. This doesn't need to be formal in the initial ...

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Team building recommendation formulations are examined.