unit 21 1.1 The impact that theories and models could have on group work practise is certain models could make the group stronger and more formed, by bringing out strengths and abilities of group members. Also giving other group members the opportunity to gain knowledge in certain areas where they were unsure. The possible negative outcome is that it could cause conflict and tension within the group, leading to the inability to complete group tasks. 1.2 To form and maintain a cohesive and effective group the best way is to ensure that there is no conflict within the group causing any problems or tension. Ensure that there is a team leader that is willing and able to lead the group to success and is willing to accept the help from other team members should they need any, the team leader should listen to the group and take their thoughts an opinions on board as with this the team will be more successful and have better outcomes.
For example, if a team is assigned the task of development of an expense budget, but one or more of the members has little or no budgeting experience, the whole team will suffer as result. A successful team contains a spirit of cooperation. Successful teams have strong leaders (managers) who are able to keep everybody on the same page and maintaining ,,gossiping,, and conflict to a minimum. A successful team also have a set of rules and policies, that determines its operating procedures. The rules and policies help to keep the team on track, and eliminate ambiguities.
Each of these strengths are necessary as servant leader as not only should you provide guidance but be actively engaged, technically competent, and tactically able to complete the work assigned. Weaknesses The team also evaluated items 3 and 4 as weakness. The capacity to solve project problems and the willingness to cooperate with others (if not at meetings then cooperation would be difficult). Although as a team member my attendance was not an issue, my weakness for a team that wants to simply process the task is perceived as uncooperative or not willing to problem solve. In order for engagement to occur, it is imperative that diversity of thought be utilized to ensure
Week Three Reflection Week Three Reflection Weekly Objectives • Determine strategies to help develop effective groups and teams. • Determine strategies to resolve conflict within organizations. What you learned? Team B learned that when working in group setting, people usually will conform or display deviant workplace behavior. In some cases, individuals in a group will comply or agree with the other members, even if they know it is wrong, just to fit in.
I can attest to this definition and characteristics of myself. I tend to find myself very direct that I had to learn how to put a filter before I speak bluntly. When seeking employment I find myself seeking leadership and management positions. Many times I find being overly confident in certain situations and wanting to take control of the situation. When working in a team setting I find myself wanting to start ahead of everyone else and leading the group to obtain the best results.
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.
For example , if a team member is assigned resources, then it is clear to others that the job is meant for that team member-due to the job specification and specialization. Everyone understands both team and individual performance goals and knows what is expected. 2. Team also needs clear objectives and goals: If the team does not have clear objectives then the purpose of forming a team is defeated. Increasingly the emphasis is on measuring the teams performance from what the team does to what the team is achieving.
Performing – the final stage when the 'task and the team' combine to provide effective team work. Tuckman's model recognises that teams do not start fully formed and functioning but that they grow and become stronger through different stages and help us to understand the different problems that will occur at each stage of the team development. 2.2 Identify barriers to success and how these can be over come Teams are people working together to achieve a common goal, and relationships among the team are of high importance. The three most evident barriers to team success can occur within any team dispite their common goal - Poor leadership – regardless of the setting or the goal, instructions generally come from management, and if they do not provide adequate direction to all team members this will affect the stability of the setting. Poor communication – good communication is the key to an effective and positive team, it is imperative for the team to work together and grow in strength, sharing all relevant ideas and information within the team.
This leader can be a motivator and organizer, a doer, a director, analyzer, people pleaser or performer. Ending up in a team with good dynamics and an experienced qualified leader is more than likely going to give you great results. What about those times when you have people that are placed on the team that don’t have a clue how to communicate or know anything about the project. How about the people that like to take control and there is more than one or two of them in the group, that also have different ideas. A strong leader can help facilitate and get everyone moving forward while using everyone’s talents.
Cohesiveness is also an important aspect of a team. Members’ must feel a certain level of trust and cohesiveness to work together and be successful. Teams are created to meet organizational goals more efficiently and effectively. In order for the team to be effective they must: • Learn how to learn together • Share information • Build on each other’s knowledge • Advocate open communication • The ability to resolve conflict Team Development/Education Training with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the goal Constant exposure to the actual job so that the team can apply the information learned. Without actual application, the skills learned may be forgotten.