Team Command 2.0

Updated: 9th November 2017 by Xtream

Team Command

The Role of a Team Leader

The Role of a 2nd in Command (2IC)

Head of a Team (5-15 Members) Second-in-Command of a Team
– Provide regular feedback to your Vice. Key topics are Activity (self explanatory), Strength (is your team platinum (moba)? or heavy carders (shk)? Any issues you may have with your members such as discipline etc.

– You should also communicate regularly with your Commander/Vice about the progress of the objectives they have given to you. Don’t wait for them to ask, just tell them that you are 80% complete with the task and that you should have it done by tomorrow for example.

– Monitor Members daily and report anyone due for promotion to Companion, Senior etc. to the Vice of the Division.

– Setup and run Team Events in accordance with DI HQ Event requirements.

– Monitor Members daily and report anyone due for promotion to Veteran to the Vice of the Division.

– Carry out any tasks you can to reduce the workload of the Team leader.

– Train and Mentor Team Members and ensure their progression through the member ranks by encouraging them to meet the requirements.

Provide the leadership and strategy for their Team Assist the Team Leader in helping the Members of the Team
– Find out what your Commander wants you and your team to do. Ensure you get the “What” “When” “Why” from them, and if you’re unfamiliar with the task ask the “How” as well.

– Use this information to write your OWN objectives to the Team. If you unsure on how to do this, have a look at the Monthly Objectives issued by the Leader in the Legion HQ for a good template. You should, as a good officer, have your goals in writing on forums, and just edit/update the topic as time goes on. Its also good when you have a teamspeak meeting you can refer to the Goals/Objectives topic for your team.

– If one of your members are not up to the skill level you need to them to be, you should spend time to train them. Run through some stuff 1 on 1 with them, as well as group training, to bring their skills up. Do not run them down for not being at a good enough standard. The golden rule is: New Players to a game are some of the most loyal in the clan world, and everyone who is new can be trained to be masters. So do it.

– If your members don’t go to Morning Tea, it’s up to you to find out why and get that fixed. You should want your team to advance/progress in DI, so help them do so.

– Assist Team Leader with writing objectives.

– If your members don’t go to Morning Tea, it’s up to you to find out why and get that fixed. You should want your team to advance/progress in DI, so help them do so.

– Provide guidance to Members when required.

Keep Team compliant with the Code of Ops Assist the Team Leader in ensuring their Team remains compliant with the Code of Ops
– Ensure you understand every facet of the Code of Operations in detail. Don’t just read it, understand it. For you to be able to lead a team by the guidelines and policy set within this clan, you must understand the Code of Ops.

– As an Officer, you are able to strike members. You are expected to do so when they do not abide by the Code of Ops. If you let one member get away with something, others will follow suit. DI prizes itself on its discipline and loyalty, like such of what the Roman Legions used to be, don’t allow that standard to drop.

– Enforce Chain of Command in the team, by ensuring your members come to you or your 2nd-in-Command first before messaging the Commander or higher.

– Ensure you understand every facet of the Code of Operations in detail. Don’t just read it, understand it. For you to be able to lead a team by the guidelines and policy set within this clan, you must understand the Code of Ops.

– Enforce Chain of Command in the team, by ensuring your members come to you or your 2nd-in-Command first before messaging the Commander or higher.

Leadership Skills

Technical Expertise

Professionalism Awards
– Lead by example

– Be prepared

– Take responsibility

– Awards require specific details in their description.

Aim to have the following in your award when you give these awards:

What: Razed several enemies and captured a county by himself

When: During the war with House 3

Where: World 6 SHK

Outcome: Which allowed us to move other members into the county to secure the area.

Initiative TS Rank/Groups
– Understand both your role and the chain of command fully

– Act on your own initiative within these boundaries

When you are in command of a division you should always ensure your division have been assigned the correct groups on TS. These will vary depending on rank, position and the games they play. To change them right click on the person’s name in TS and select ‘Set Server Groups’. Click any additional groups they should be added to and/or click any groups they should be removed from. The member belongs to any groups that have a tick beside them.
Knowledge Editing Profiles
– Contribute to the Opium Den / Legion HQ

– Have HQ Operations, Opium Den, Announcements and your Division Subforum in your subscriptions

– There is also a lot of useful information in the member/reports section in our menu on the forums

To edit a profile go to the Members profile and on the banner image below the links, click the edit button.

Then scroll down to Division Information. The first drop down menu is used to change their Division and shouldn’t be used without a completed Division Transfer Request. In the second menu you can select what team to assign this Member to. The final menu is used to select their role with the team. 

Commitment Striking a Member
– Officers exist primarily to create an organised and enjoyable environment for Members

– Dedicate at least 2 hours most days to working for the good of the clan

– Go to Members profile.

– Click ‘Warn User’ button on the left hand side.

– Select strike type from drop down menu in Reason.

– Fill out note for Member, explaining to them why you are issuing the strike.

– Fill out the note for moderators section, providing any evidence you have to uphold the strike.

– Click the issue warning button on the bottom right.

Recommended Battle Rhythm

Chain of Command

Weekly Tasks All Members of DI should follow the Chain of Command. As you can see below Team Command are part of DI Division Structure. The chain of command for Team is as follows (Lowest to Highest):
– Update your Team Objectives topic, and assign new tasks using the What/When etc as discussed above, ensure your members know you have done so by either poking or pming them. Encourage discussion over the tasks, and if someone has a better way of doing it, hear them out.

– Post your Team Update, discussing things like progress, updates ingame and achievements/awards.

– Check to ensure you have an Official Event scheduled for the week, either as part of your Division, or for your Team only. Ensure you inform your Members about it (best to do it through forum PM), but a topic in your Division Subforum will do also

– Team Member
– 2nd in Command
– Team Leader
– Division Vice
– Division Commander
Daily Tasks  
– When you log on, check with your Commander or Vice for any updates from that day or for changes to the objectives they previously assigned to you.

– Check the MDR to ensure the information displayed about your Team is accurate and up to date, if it isn’t, inform your Vice of the discrepancies, and fix it.

– Check on your member’s progress from the objectives you have posted in your Division Subforum. You can do this check by either talking to them on TS if their online, getting them to post daily in your objectives topic, or to PM you on forums. The latter two are preferred because it means you will get the update even if they are not online. Take note of who is doing really well, you will award them later. Those who are not so good, talk to them and find out why.

– Check with your 2nd-in-Command if any admin/member issues have occurred, if yes, deal with them if your 2IC hasn’t already.

– Check your members profiles to see if they have the Events/Honor Points/Requirements for promotion to the next rank, if yes, inform your Vice immediately. Also check to see when they were last online (in their profile), and if it’s more than a couple of days, msg them to find out why.

– Check the Away section as well as the Clan Management (under the “Other” menu tag), to ensure none of your members are on Probation or Away, and if they are, you are aware of it and can inform your Command and Vice who is counting on you to keep them in the loop.

Any higher ranking officer in the Chain of Command may question your actions or give you instructions but these are who you report problems to. Make sure to respect the chain of command and go to the person directly above you first. You should only go higher up the chain on urgent issues when the person directly above you is unavailable. You should add all officers between you and anyone higher up the chain of command to any communications with higher ranking officers. This way when your ranking officers log on next they know what has happened. You should also include any officers at the same level as you, where appropriate, to ensure they don’t start trying to deal with the issue as well.

HQ Officers outrank Team Officers in all matters related to HQ but for Team matters they rank as Member in the Chain of Command.