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Chapter 19. When the Team Is Brand - New > Organize the Team - Pg. 256

When the Team Is Brand - New 6. 256 7. 8. 9. 10. What are ______'s career goals?As noted above, if the prospect's goals cannot be met in your team, don't accept him. Often the reason an employee wants to join a new or different team is to further career goals. What part did ______ take in team meetings and discussion?If the prospect didn't actively participate in such meetings in the current team, it's not likely she'll be any different on your team. How did ____ react when his ideas were not accepted by the team?Some members pout; others act rebellious and refuse to go along with the majority; others give reluctant support; and still others accept defeat gracefully and give full support to the decision. To current team leader: Why do you think _____ is seeking to change from your team to mine? To past team leader: Why did _____ transfer out of your team?Is the team leader's answer the same as that given by the prospect? Does it show instability or is it a valid reason? If I accept _____, what can I do to make her a valuable member of my team?The insights of leaders who have worked with the prospect can be most helpful to getting the new member productive. The danger in interviewing the prospect's current team leader is that he or she may be reluctant to lose a productive member and give you misleading information. Or, the leader may be anxious to get rid of a troublemaker and fail to tell you about real problems. Try to interview other team members to obtain other viewpoints. There is no assurance that any new member will succeed. Good screening through interviews with team leaders and team members who worked with the prospect, careful review of personnel records, and thorough interviews with the prospect can in crease your chances of making a good selection.