CAREER AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
ASSIGNMENT NO. 2
THE DISCIPLINE OF TEAMS
By Jon R. and delegates
Measures performance directly by assessing collective work ± products.
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Shared leadership roles Individual and mutual accountability
3) Purpose is the same as the broader organizational mission 4) Individual work ± products 5) Runs efficient meetings
Specific team purpose that the team itself delivers Collective work . and does real work together. Smith
³A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose. Discusses.
1) Strong. Before we understand how teams deliver extra performance. set of performance goals. decides.´
There is often confusion between teams that perform and working groups.products Encourages open ± ended discussion and active problem ± solving meetings
6) Measures its effectiveness indirectly by its influence on others 7) Discusses. we must know the basic difference between teams and working groups. decides.
This helps to integrate individual skills and advance team performance. and audit.
o Teams that make or do things: These teams include people at or near the front
lines who are responsible for doing the basic manufacturing. ongoing program.
o Teams that run things: These teams oversee some business. including the team leader do equivalent work thereby contributing in concrete ways to the team¶s work ± product. service and other value ± adding activities of a business. project
or significant functional activity.
Effective teams should develop a strong commitment to a common approach. shaping. This strong common commitment helps individuals become a powerful unit of collective performance.
Effective teams invest a lot of time and effort exploring. development. Mutual accountability results in rich awards of mutual achievement. operations.
Mutually accountability is another important discipline that makes effective teams. sales.y
There are primarily three types of teams:
o Teams that recommend things:
These teams include task forces. and agreeing on a purpose that belongs to them both collectively and individually.
All members of an effective team.
Effective teams have to be of the right size (between 2 and 25). quality or safety groups asked to study and solve particular problems. must develop the right mix of skills. marketing.
o A mix of complementary skills.
. o Mutual Accountability.y
Thus to conclude. o Specific performance goals that flow from the common purpose. a team¶s essential discipline comprises of five characteristics:
o A meaningful common purpose that the team has helped shape. o A strong commitment to how the work gets done.
PART ± A PROBLEMS FACED IN A TEAM
Some of the problems faced are:
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Improper time management.
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Nobody takes responsibility for their own actions. information.
. Priorities of individuals sometimes do not match with the priorities of the team. Dominating members in the group People are subjective and not objective while giving credit. Members bring their personal issues within the work environment No productive meetings No proper co-ordination among the team members No mutual accountability. Miscommunication of work to be done.
Effective and efficient implementation of plans. there should be clear. Also explain to the team the effect of not completing the task on the team and the individual members. The leader
should conduct team building activity and should engage in conflict resolving activity. There should be follow up of work. The team members should be informed about their roles and responsibilities.PART ± B SOLUTIONS
Every member of the team should give priority to the interest of the team Involve the team in deciding the reward and reprimand system to encourage members to take their respective responsibility. Rules of discipline in meeting. Avoid communication gaps.
y Leader should ensure that personnel conflicts should not take place.
Agendas of meetings should be well planned.
Initiate rotating or shared leadership to summon a feeling of importance.
y Everybody should be well aware of the work assigned to all the members of the
team to ensure proper co-ordination. accountability and belongingness.
Reduce the consciences among the members Team members should be fair while assessing their colleagues and should not let their personal opinions cloud their professional opinions. regular communication.