Launching Successful Teams

This course provides managers with tried and true methods to help you overcome the obstacles facing new teams. You'll learn exactly how to recruit successfully to achieve a balanced group dynamic.
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(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 4, 2018
Duration
2h 24m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 4, 2018
Duration
2h 24m
Description

Creating a successful balanced team dynamic can be challenging to achieve. In this course, Launching Successful Teams, you'll learn best practices in putting together new teams, and techniques to overcome management and leadership obstacles facing your new teams. First, you'll discover how to build your team by selecting and interviewing the best candidates. Next, you'll explore best practices in managing and leading fully remote or virtual teams. Then, you'll dive into the different ways you can connect with your new employees to foster a positive working environment. After that, you'll learn how Intel and Google use objectives and key results (OKRs) to measure progress. Finally, you'll explore the four phases of developing your team (forming, storming, norming, and performing), along with how to attract and retain top talent. By the end of this course, you'll know how to recruit successfully to achieve a balanced group dynamic to produce the highest quality products and services for your organization.

About the author
About the author

Shelley has over 16 years of experience in IT as a Web Developer, Technical Architect, Manager, and Trainer. Her years of experience designing, developing, and managing global corporate training programs gives her the ability to effectively organize training programs that are engaging and entertaining.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello world, my name is Shelley Benhoff, and welcome to my course, Launching Successful Teams. I'm a senior consultant and professional trainer at HoffsTech. I have also managed global teams, and this course includes real stories from my professional career. In this course, we're going to go through several entertaining animated scenarios featuring a cast of characters that hold various positions within an organization. You will watch as the management team uses best practices to build and develop their teams in order to produce the highest quality products and services in a positive working environment. Some of the major topics that we will cover include building your team, forming virtual teams, connecting with your new employees, setting objectives and key results, developing your team, and attracting and retaining top talent. By the end of this course, you will know how you can apply the tactics presented in this course in your current job as a manager to help you launch a successful team that will produce high-quality products and services. I hope you will join me on this journey to effectively build and develop your team with the Launching Successful Teams course here on Pluralsight.

Introduction
Hello world, my name is Shelley, and welcome to my course on Launching Successful Teams. In this course, you'll learn techniques to help you build and develop your team to provide the maximum level of productivity. This course uses scenario-based training to help walk you through how to handle different situations as you launch your team. To start, we'll discuss building your team, everything from posting a job listing, working with HR and recruiters, to making a job offer. Then we'll talk about the struggles of forming a fully-virtual team, and how to overcome them. We'll also go through some examples of how to connect with your new employees to build a successful, self-managing team. Next, we'll talk about objectives and key results, or OKRs for short. Setting OKRs will help to ensure that your team is highly productive, and this framework is used by both Intel and Google. Then we'll discuss the four phases in developing your team, forming, storming, norming, and performing. And finally, we'll talk about a few ways to attract and retain top talent. This course is a follow up to my other leadership courses, Moving from Technical Professional to Management and Managing Technical Professionals. If you haven't done so already, you should go check those out. Let's get started by introducing the cast of characters that you will get to know throughout this course in our entertaining animated scenarios.

Summary
In this course, you learned techniques to help you build and develop your team to provide the maximum level of productivity. To start, we discussed building your team, everything from posting a job listing, working with HR and recruiters, to making a job offer. Then we talked about the struggles of forming a fully-virtual team, and how to overcome them. We also talked through some examples of how to connect with your new employees to build a successful self-managing team. Next, we discussed objectives and key results. Setting OKRs will help to ensure that your team is highly productive, and this framework is used by both Intel and Google. Then we discussed the four phases in developing your team, forming, storming, norming, and performing. And finally, we talked about a few ways to attract and retain top talent. For your next steps, please be sure to watch my other Pluralsight courses on leadership and professional development, Moving From Technical Professional to Management and Managing Technical Professionals. I'll let you in on a little secret. This course is a prequel to my previous courses, and it uses the same cast of characters throughout different periods in their careers. I take storytelling seriously, and I believe that education is reinforced by connecting the learning objectives to real-world situations. Thank you very much for your participation in this course. I truly appreciate it. If you have any questions about any of the content in this course, please post it in the course discussion area here on Pluralsight. I always try to answer all questions as quickly as I can. Also, follow me on social media, and sign up for my newsletter at hoffstech. com, and be sure to check out my other courses here on Pluralsight and my YouTube channel. Thanks again, and have a great day.