Teams Essay by BrainC

A discussion about the way that organizations are moving towards team work methods to increase productivity.
# 53386 | 1,877 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 25, 2004 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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A look at how organizations are moving to a more dispersed and flatter, laterally motivated, organizational structure. It explains that many organizations increasingly use teams to oversee various undertakings and projects within the organization. A team is defined as a group of people who have complimentary skills, a higher commitment to common goals, and a higher degree of interdependency and interaction. It discusses how working in teams requires that a wide variety of people from different disciplines and backgrounds understand and appreciate each other?s work. Team working provides return of effort in an effective and timely manner, depending on team-member input.

From the Paper:

"Technical tasks like understanding processes, incorporating new technology and process- modification are often dependent on the people that are implementing these changes. Interpersonal processes therefore can be defined as the systematic and structured way by which the human element comprising the team can work together to their optimum level to deliver the end product or fulfill the mission of the team. "Working together" is the key phrase for any effective team and or interpersonal dynamic. Yeatts & Hyten identify communication, coordination, cooperation, collaboration, conflict, cohesion and trust as important variables for developing interpersonal process. (Yeatts & Hyten, 1998). Each of these above stated parameters plays an important role in ensuring that the team dynamics is healthy and conducive to working for the same mission."

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