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team effectiveness essay

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Team Effectiveness Essay Course: BOH 4M1 Teacher: Smilie Brown Written By: Y Mi (Susana) Ngo Anyone who has been a member of a class project likely already knows that the way a group is initially set up affects how the group works and how well it performs. The job given to the group, its number of members, how similar the members are to each other, and how long the group expects to work together are all important factors to how effective the group will be. The question is how the different elements of the organizational and team environment influence how effectively individuals work as a team. Although there are several elements in the organizational and team environment that influence team effectiveness, the most significant fundamentals are reward systems, communication systems, physical space, organizational environment, organizational structure, and organization leadership. The first element of the organizational and team environment we need to consider which influence team effectiveness is implementing reward systems. When reward systems are in place, organizations will find that team members tend to work more effectively together because they are being or will be recognized for their contribution to the team's performance and success. ...read more.

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For that reason, organizations must develop and identify an efficient communication system best suited for them, because a poorly designed communication system can affect how much or how little information and feedback is being taken in by its members. A well executed communication system will play a role in the team's achievements. By controlling the physical work place, the organization can have a direct effect on teams by shaping their perceptions about being together as a group and directly influencing their ability to accomplish tasks. The effectiveness of the physical work place for knowledge work is dependent on what is delivered through architecture, construction and facilities management. This organizational control of where the group works affects its performance because groups can be possessive of their physical space, so by creating an area and protecting it against outsiders the team can protect valuable resources, improve its own living and working conditions, gain a sense of privacy, control social interactions, become more unified, and express its social identity. For instance, the presence of many walls in a workplace might have an effect on how often and how well employees interact with each other ...read more.

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To finish, organization leadership is an element of the organizational and team environment that influences team effectiveness. Groups in organizations need training, consultation, and coaching to help them improve their group processes. Group members need to learn both technical job requirements and how to work with others. People cannot simply be put into a group and expected to perform well. Working in a group presents its own challenges and opportunities. Training is required to help group members to accept the challenges and seek opportunities; therefore requiring ongoing support from management is needed to achieve team effectiveness. In summary, the six elements in the organizational and team environment that influence team effectiveness have a great impact on the overall performance of any group. These six factors influence, shape, encourage, promote, and support interaction between members of the group. If any of these factors are absent in any organizational or team environment, the organizational will witness the success of team work decrease simply because all these elements, in one way or another, contribute to how effective group members work and interact with each other. ...read more.

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