Date. 1st May 2022
Teams are becoming a key tool for organizing work in today’s corporate world. Teams have the potential to immediately control, organize, relocate, and disperse. Teams are an effective tool of employee motivation. It is essential to consider the fact that teams build and get mature over a period of time. Development creates a captivating atmosphere by encouraging co-operation, teamwork, interdependence and by building trust among team members.
During this stage, group members may be anxious and adopt wait-and-see attitude. They will be formal towards each other. There would be no clear idea of goals or expectations. Besides, they may not be sure why they are there. This is the stage where the team needs to write its own charter or mission statement as well as clarify goals. The most important thing here is that goals must have their achievements By doing this the team will be able to establish boundaries as well as determine what is expected. Team members will get to know each other doing non-conflict laden task. This builds the commitment towards one larger goal. Thus, during the forming stage, the team members are in process of knowing each other and getting at ease with them.
During this stage, team members are eager to get going. Conflict can arise as people tend to bring different ideas of how to accomplish goals. At this time, they notice differences rather than similarities. This leads to some members dropping out mentally or physically. At this stage, communication is important. Tensions will increase. So, recognizing and publicly acknowledging accomplishments also become important. It becomes important also to participate in meetings and diversity needs to be valued. Thus, during the storming stage, the team members begin showing their actual styles. They start getting impatient. They try to probe into each other’s area, leading to irritation and frustration. Control becomes the key concern during this stage.
This stage is when people begin to recognize ways in which they are alike. They realize that they are in this together. Hence, they tend to get more social and may forget their focus in favour of having a good time. This is the time to help with training if applicable. It becomes important to encourage them in order to feel comfortable with each other and with systems. Also, the group needs to stay focused on goal. Thus, during the norming stage, there is conflict resolution. There is greater involvement of team members.
This stage is when team members are trained, competent, as well as able to do their own problem-solving. At this time, ways need to be looked at in order to challenge them as well as develop them. The team is mature now. The members understand their roles and responsibilities. They would require more input in processes.
The members would be self-motivated as well as self-trained. Thus, their efforts need to be recognized. Growth has to be encouraged. This is done by giving new challenges to the team. Thus, teams at the stage of performing are self-controlling, practical, loyal as well as productive. Focus is there on both performance as well as production. Forming an efficient team This is the general approach to forming a successful work team. But not all will take the same steps. Success is usually hinged on taking all of the steps. People have a tendency to surround ourselves with people who are just like them. In case you have to choose a team, instead of organizing a pre-formed team, then you’ll look for a team of people with a variety of strengths. In case of a team that is already in place, organizing can be more subtle. Like, all the workgroups can be called together in order to discuss what goals you want to accomplish and how everybody can help. You will also find that imposing goals on people doesn’t work nearly as well as having them tell you as to what goals they will strive for. But setting goals is not an easy work. Too often they end up in being too unrealistic, too vague, impossible to measure, or just stretching into eternity without a realistic deadline.
Success in the workplace depends on your ability to build a team, as well as to interact with others on that team. Together, persons are able to accomplish what one person alone cannot achieved. This is known as synergy. Here are some characteristics of an efficient team A clear elevating goals. These goals are been communicated to all. A results-driven structure. The goal has been jointly decided by all the team members. They are fully committed towards achieving it. Competent members.
Each team member has the required skill set in order to achieve the team objectives. Unified commitment. There is nothing effective without corporation. With the total commitment from team members, achieving organizational goals becomes easier. A collaborative climate. Commitment from team members and a good leadership leads to a collaborative team with a productive work environment. Standards of excellence. Quality orientation is vital to the success of any organization. External support and recognition. Appreciation as well as appraisal is required to keep the morale of the team high.
Leadership defines a team. A good leader can chart the team’s path to success. Each team member participates actively and positively in meetings as well as projects. This shows a person’s commitment as well as understanding towards a project. Team goals are clearly understood by all members. Communication is vital for achieving successful completion of any project. Individual members have thought about creative solutions to the team’s problem. Thinking out of the box is vital in today’s economic scenario. Members are listened to carefully as well as given thoughtful feedback. Listening is an important skill for any team. Each team member is important. The thoughts and ideas of each team member have to be listened to, with respect, no matter how silly they may sound at first. Everyone takes the initiative in order to get things done. There is no concept of passing the buck. This is an indication of clear communication leading to understanding of individual responsibilities. Each team member trusts the judgment of others. Mutual trust and respect is highly important for the team. This is the only way to achieve the organization goals. The team has to be willing to take risks. Risk taking is an attitude which comes with confidence on the team, besides the ability to face all consequences. Everyone has to be supportive of the goal to be achieved. A team is one unit. Unless these cohesive forces are there, the team will never be able to work efficiently enough. There should be ample communication between the team members.
Team development is made with good policy decisions and by using organized as well as logical methods. Good opinions are never ignored, in fact, they are always considered and can be used for future development. Teams are given realistic deadlines, external support as aid is vital to the success of any team. An efficient team needs support from both inside and outside. It must meet person’s needs, its team members in order to achieve the organization goals.
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