Welcome to the Georgia Tech project on Effective Team Dynamics being integrated into the undergraduate curriculum here at the university. Our studies show that intentionally developing your leadership and team strategies will help you work more effectively together, leading to better team outcomes.
The program is in partnership with Leadercast Now, a library of hundreds of videos featuring real leaders sharing their true stories and leadership insights. This semester, Leadercast Now has provided a complimentary access to two of its videos around key objectives of the Effective Team Dynamics curriculum. In addition, you have the opportunity to get a deeply discounted student/faculty annual subscription rate to the entire Leadercast Now library. It's like having a team of leadership coaches at your fingertips!
Where do you fit in? What is your unique contribution? Answering these vital questions for you and your team allows you to work from your "critical role" --- the things that only you can do. Andy discusses the empowering exercise of creating one-sentence job descriptions.
Brittany Thoms is a partner in the public relations firm, See.Spark.Go., where she manages account teams and provides communication services to clients. As a leader in the organization, Brittany explains that employing the management principle of "delegating responsibility versus tasks" allows her team to step up and stand out in the organization. There is an enormous difference between tasks and responsibility; when leaders offer people responsibility, it empowers them to take ownership of organizational goals and be accountable to others on their team. Brittany adds that when leaders turn over the reins, they are supporting the professional development of future leaders, increasing individual confidence and improving the effectiveness of their organizational culture.