Build Successful Teams

Forming the team right is step one to successfully achieving team objectives.


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Your Challenge

  • Almost every organization works in teams in some form or another. Some are extremely successful while others are not.
  • The way that teams are formed early on often determines whether they succeed or fail.
  • Most organizations fall into one of the common pitfalls associated with teamwork during the forming phase, and then they struggle to get back on track. This causes wasted resources, negative climate, and failure to achieve significant benefits. 

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • The more team-forming best practices you implement during the forming phase of a team’s lifecycle, the more likely the team will be successful.
  • When done properly, teams can achieve significant results and provide increases in profits, efficiency, and creativity.
  • Teams that assess team members, establish roles and goals, set team ground rules, and implement appropriate leadership during the forming phase are much more likely to achieve team objectives.

Impact and Result

  • Use McLean & Company’s steps to successful team forming, Skills Inventory Tool, and Team Charter Template to transition your team through the forming phase.
  • Understand the best practices associated with team forming and the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

Build Successful Teams


Implement best team-forming practices

Build teams that are better prepared to achieve their goals.


Create a team charter

Establish team objectives, membership, ground rules, and leadership.

Search Code: 75507
Published: June 25, 2014
Last Revised: June 25, 2014