5.4 Developing individual contributions
Based on their prior experience, team members will bring assumptions and ideas about how teams should operate, what is expected of them and what they can expect from the team-working experience. These assumptions, ideas and expectations may not be appropriate to the current situation. Conversations are essential to bring to the surface any possible tensions. Questions for the manager to address here include:
- How well do the tasks allocated fit with the person’s preferred ‘role(s)’?
- Who has the skills and experience to handle a particular task competently and efficiently?
- Who will find the task useful for their development?
- What further training, development or support might an individual need?