Organisational Behaviours Essay

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PART A. Three potential solutions to the team problem Solution A – Team Leadership Taggar, Hackett and Saha’s (1999), research shows that although team leadership is a key factor in ensuring team’s efficiency, leadership initiatives that emerge from other group members are also vital in promoting an efficient team environment. Without this initiative, the team leader’s facilitative behaviours – such as coordinating, organising and directing – in achieving team goals may be counteracted. A solution to the leadership issues faced by the team is that the organisation should have played a more active role by designating a leader from the point of project initiation. This would have provided some form of formal authority so that the team could be more efficient in their tasks and in their individual roles from the start. In terms of identifying the most appropriate leader for the team, Anglicare could have employed the Big Five model to discover those members with the highest levels of conscientiousness and extraversion. These two characteristics have been empirically identified as important antecedents of leadership (Taggar et al, 1999). Additionally to aid the leader’s role, a team agreement can be used to establish and formalise the roles that should be taken on by each member. This ensures that all team members contribute to the team through their individual strengths and thus, members can compensate for each others’ individual weaknesses (Taggar et al, 1999). Solution B – Team Development Woodcock’s (1989) nine building blocks of effective team development can be used to identify a suitable solution for this case study. Two of Woodcock’s (1989) building blocks are relevant to our case study. Firstly, open and honest attitudes towards interactions need to be adopted by all group

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