Selecting Team Members
As teams form and develop they will undoubtedly experience the need to add a new team member. This need may arise because of an increase in the workload or because specific skills or expertise are needed; or because someone has left the team and must be replaced. Regardless of the need, selecting the right person to join your team is a critical decision that can have a lasting impact on your success. Although self-managing teams can take on this responsibility, they must work very closely with their sponsoring manager and human resources department during the entire selection process. In fact, it may be worthwhile to involve them in the learning sessions associated with this module. Doing so will help to ensure that the efforts of the team are in line with the established methods and procedures of your organization.