Teams Essay

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Teams in Mental Health Organizations Advantages of Teams Anita Satterlee, in the text, Organizational Management and Leadership: A Christian Perspective, indicate that more organizations are utilizing the concept of teams who share the goal of combining efforts to increase productivity and profit (2009, p.180). When people combine their thoughts, ideas, and efforts to work together for the overall productivity of the organization, they put aside individual differences and work together toward the success of the organization. When teams are focused and work toward the same goal they are able to fulfill more than if the members of the team worked separately. Mental Health Organizations recognize success when successful teams are established and supported. A challenge many organizations face is developing and managing a powerful workforce. In doing so managers must ensure that each employee is motivate to achieve certain results. 1 Corinthians 1:10 reads, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (King James Version, 1997). Effective teams are able to reach a consensus even if everyone in the team does not always agree with each other. In order to maintain a competitive edge over its competition, organizations constantly seek methods to increase efficiency, profits, and productivity (Broadbeck, 2002). Lack of productivity negatively impacts the organization and this could be detrimental to the organization. Teams must possess skills necessary to the survival of the team and ultimately, the organization. In maintaining a competitive edge over other mental health facilities, it is important to identify the customer and target market it

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