Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
Building a positive, effective, cohesive team is a never-ending battle for many leaders. Differences in leading styles, communication and the fact that all people react, learn and develop in different ways means that a ‘One size fits all’ approach is never going to be successful. How could we describe a team in the Early Childhood Education setting?
“A group of people cooperating with each other to work towards achieving an agreed set of aims, objectives or goals while simultaneously considering the personal needs and interests of individuals.” (Rodd, 2006)
Getting to know your team is a great place to start. What makes them tick? What are their interests and passions? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What is their role within the team? How can you capitalise on the skills of each member? Building a team culture of positivity, open, honest communication and ensuring everyone feels heard and that their ideas are valued and their needs met. Ever heard the saying “Happy wife, happy life”? The same can be said for your team! We’ll go with “Happy team is the dream”!
This workshop gives practical ideas that you can implement within your teams to ensure you are working together in the best way possible to ensure fantastic outcomes for your service and tamariki.
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