The most effective team is made up of like-minded people. You need to solve highly intellectual and voluminous tasks that are business cases, with those people who really share your views and are ready to work for the benefit of the team.

 Principles of forming a team

Principles of forming a team


The most effective teams are those that are formed according to the principles of unity and diversity. Variety allows the team to work out many options for solving the business case. Unity allows the team to move systematically towards the goal.



The unity of aspirations and values is the basis of a well-coordinated team. It is important to formulate a common command goal. Let it be a victory in a case-study or an interesting experience.

With team values you need to decide at the very beginning. Discuss and decide what is more important for you, victory or participation, process or result?

You would act as the top management of the company, which formulates its mission and is determined with a management strategy.

The approaches to work and the language base of each participant should be common.

The team that will not waste time and effort in overcoming the linguistic barrier or agreeing on a convenient time for work on the case will succeed.



Well, everyone in the team shares common scientific and business interests. Additional benefits for the team are the specialization of members on a particular aspect of the topic. People with different life experiences, education, skills and interests, complementing each other, can more effectively distribute responsibilities among themselves. Differences between team members also contribute to personal growth. In the process of solving, it is necessary to actively exchange experience and knowledge.

Team interaction

Team interaction


According to the theory of Bruce Takman, for effective work, any group of people must go through the following stages of the stage: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning.

  1. At the stage of the team's formation, its participants get acquainted with each other, determine the goals, the means of achieving them and their role in the work

  2. At the stage of storming there is confrontation, there is a struggle for leadership or influence. It is necessary to pass it in order to immediately reveal the existing contradictions, argue well and finally come to the truth. In addition, after settling the conflict, the relations in the team become more solid and trusting

  3. The stage of rationing is the period when the organizational principles of its future work are laid in the team, channels for interaction between the participants are being established. As a result, it becomes easy for everyone to work with each other

  4. The implementation stage is the actual workflow. Teamwork does not interfere with anything else, and 100% of attention is paid to solving the problem

  5. Step adjourning - at this stage the team reaps the fruits of their work, enjoys prizes and plans for the future

A captain

Every team should have a captain - a man who is able to take responsibility, make a serious decision, resolve an internal dispute, distribute the amount of the assignment. The captain must be able to listen to people and, what is more important, hear them. The captain is unbearable, but very useful for development. Kais-Olympiad is in many respects a game that gives an excellent opportunity to try on different roles and understand what you are doing best.