Team Building at Board Level
Team building is required at board level also.
Team building has to be started with the understanding that group requires time and well planned interaction before they develop into productive and cohesive unit. There is a definite learning curve in building an effective team. The CEO or the Chairman has to expect some uncertainty in the team, which may last up to two years. As the team matures, members learn the nuances of the team, understand their roles more clearly, make more effective group decisions, and pursue group goals.
Effective team building exercises establish a sense of partnership and mould the members into a unit and make them feel comfortable in working together.
For Further Study
Ralph D. Ward, 21st Century Corporate Board, Wiley, New York, 1997.
Ralph D. Ward, “Creating an Outstanding Leadership Team,” Management Review, February, 2000.
Ram Charan, “Boards at Work: How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage, Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 1998