Team Leadership Guide


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  Bridging the Team to the Organization 

Leaders must make certain that team members understand how their function is directly connected to the organization as a whole.  They must realize that they do not work in isolation, that their operation is one piece of a larger puzzle that fits with others to create quality products.  Below are questions leaders can ask to appraise the “organizational awareness” of their team members:

  • Do team members understand how their function interfaces with the whole?

  • Do team members understand the importance of what they do?

  • Do team members understand the team leader’s responsibility to the organization?

  • Do team members understand the goals of the organization?

  • Do team members know the structure and the role of senior management?

  • Are team members proud of what the organization accomplishes?

  • Do team members have an awareness of the overall manufacturing process?

  • Do team members have a background in the organization’s history?

  • Do team members understand and support the organization’s mission and values?

  • Do team members understand the need for the team structure and how it operates?