THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK
You may feel the temptation to take on the whole change process yourself. However, by taking the entire innovation onto your own shoulders, you run the risk of not only carrying too much of the burden of change, but also discouraging other school personnel from claiming ownership in the innovation process.
Whether you assemble your team in your school, or district, or work with an existing team, consider the skill mix and diverse representation of the members, and establish good relationships with all team members.
Collaborative teamwork results in:
Effective teams have process expertise and encompass numerous attributes.
Linking Agents very often play the role of a facilitator. Click here to take a closer look at some of the skills associated with being an effective facilitator and successful Linking Agent.
However, process skills are not enough for effective team functioning. An underlying knowledge base in content related areas is also critical.