Facilitate Team Cohesion

Key Takeaways
  • In a cohesive team, the team satisfies emotional needs of its members.
  • Facilitating team cohesion may include coordinating to establish and facilitate communication, and to manage meaning to increase security and trust within the team.
  • Cohesion can foster team members’ relative independence in opinion from each other.
  • A cohesive team needs ways to aggregate all sorts of sharing of involved participants to be able to learn from each others experience. It needs opportunities - such as status updates within the group in context-appropriate frequency that may be arranged by accessible flipcharts or online sharing resources - to turn private information and judgements into collective decisions.
  • Team leaders facilitating team cohesion are balancing attentive focus between maintaining the team, or holding the team together, and achieving the team task.

Centrality in the Project Life-Cycle

Emotional Landscape

This emotional landscape is derived from associated reference flows based on the NRC Word-Emotion Association Lexicon (v0.92). Find out more about Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions here.

Related Reference Flows
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