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  • The five characteristics of effective teams

    Introduction

    More and more organisations around the world are turning to teams as a key way of structuring their operations. Whether they be ongoing-work teams, self-directed teams, quality-action teams or whatever, interest in how to build and maintain effective teams is increasing. For a team to be effective in what it does, and how it does it, five key characteristics must be present. The absence of any of these characteristics will pinpoint what a team needs to do to improve.