Ensure Team Effectiveness

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Assessment activity 1: Consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organizational goals, plans and objectives 1. Describe what differentiates a group of people from a team. A group of people does not necessarily constitute a team. A team is a group of people who work together and are collectively responsible and accountable for the defined task, segment, process, product, or service. 2. Explain why it is important to establish a clear team purpose. Once plans have been properly developed and all involved personnel understand their roles and the application of the teams systems, the process (discussed previously) of choosing team members and developing teams around organizational goals can be implemented, so that dynamic, systems-based teams are able to contribute to quality-to the maximization of productivity and the minimization of waste. 3. What are the implications of role ambiguity within a team framework and with regard to: a. Task achievement. b. Team cohesion. c. Personal achievement. 4. Why is it important that the team’s purpose and role be collaboratively developed? Diversity is the important factor in teams-plus the need for each of positions or roles within the team structure to be filled by appropriate personal. There is no resentment among any members in the group. A team will overcome almost any difficulty to succeed in its goals. In most projects there will be times when only the determination of the team can overcome the difficulties and carry the initiative through to success. Even when there is no pressure, the team's spirit and enthusiasm will be reflected in the quality of the solution and the extent to which other people buy-in to it. 5. Charters, mission/ vision statements, memorandum of agreements,
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