In order to be effective PBIS teams should represent a wide array of stakeholders and skills. On a collaborative team all members understand the team's purpose and their role on the team. Effective meeting practices ensure that time is well spent and the team feels a sense of progress and accomplishment. Each team member brings different content knowledge and perspective to the team, and the norms of the group as a whole help ensure that task process and group dynamics stay on track.
Some of the features of an effective team are itemized in the collaborative team checklist which should be completed twice per year and more frequently if needed.
There is significant complexity involved in working in teams, and each of the following features can significantly impact the effectiveness of the team's functioning:
- Team process
- Team and leader evolution
- Team charter
- Interpersonal skills
- System boundaries
- Understanding the change process