Effective Team Building
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This paper distinguishes between long and short-term teams and between functional, cross-functional and self-managing teams, and then explores the process of building an effective team. The paper discusses how to develop an effective team and goes on to identify specific strategies for team building. The paper concludes that the effectiveness of any organizational team relies more on how well the team is organized than on the type of leadership it has.
From the Paper:"In a commercial organization teams can be classified into two broad categories namely the long term and the short term teams. Long term teams constitute groups of employees executive or subordinate charged with the role of accomplishing long term business goals. These groups are charged with term tasks usually revolving around planning and operation and may include teams such as executive leadership, departmental and teams charged with the role of developing new products for the organization. On the other hand, short term teams constitute organizational groups charged with the role of accomplishing business goals which are short term in nature. Short term teams may be involved in performance of various tasks in the organization such as planning of organizational annual events, finding solutions to customer complaints and issues as well as the development of on boarding processes for employees (Heathfield, 2000).
"Similarly, types of task groups in an organization could fall under any of the three types of teams, that is, functional, cross-functional and self managing teams. Functional groups are usually made of members from the same department who deliberate on various functional issues affecting the department. Members usually meet regularly to share information, find ways of improving the department, assess the needs of their clients, and to resolve departmental issues."
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