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Team Positive Influence. When objectives are clear, each team member is motivated in achieving his or her duties therefore, managers and leaders can influence teams performance.

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Team Positive Influence Team Positive Influence When objectives are clear, each team member is motivated in achieving his or her duties therefore, managers and leaders can influence team's performance. Team's performance and commitment are higher when members considered the goals are worthy of their best efforts and team members understand their roles and responsibilities. Explaining assignments in a relative way to the group philosophies and values, and involving member in the decision process will inspire members to find resourceful ways in solving problems. Therefore, managers can influence member's commitment by articulating a motivated vision of what the team can achieve to increase motivation, performances, satisfaction, and the dynamics of the team. Team Dynamics When managers and leaders become aware of the relationship of the team or group configuration, they encounter problems in attempting to increase productivity and efficiency of the team dynamics. The team dynamics are the "unseen forces that operate in a team between different people or groups. Team Dynamics can strongly influence how a team reacts, behaves, or performs, and the effects of team dynamics are often very complex" (Team Technology, 1995). ...read more.


Motivation and Performance Motivation and performance in a team is gear by meeting the basics needs of the team and ensuring all members have the necessary tools and equipment to do their jobs. Ensuring members are aware of the benefits they provide to the group will increase morale and performances. However, when there is a conflict the team leader should have a process to address disagreements. Therefore, leader can implement a majority vote, discuss the topic until all members are content with the outcome, or have a plan in place to discuss conflicts before the disagreement is identify. Positive influence Providing positive influence as a direct impact on how a person approaches an individual as well the involvement and participating provided by an individual in a given task. The following provides 10 of the effective ways in influencing people: Legitimizing - show people that what you want is consistent with policy and procedures and refer to requests or directives of management. Logical Persuading - use logic or evidence to explain or justify a position and rely on knowledge or expertise to present factual reasons supported by charts, graphs, and data as proof. ...read more.


Therefore, it is important to use values that support the purpose of the team and not value that appeal to individual preferences. Table 1 shows an example of desirable and undesirable behavior that influences team behavior. Team Behaviors Accelerating Performance Behaviours Sustaining Performance Behaviours Blocking Performance Behaviours Leading by example Tracking performance Keeping tight control over others Taking initiative Attention to details Difficult to challenge opinions & decisions Generating enthusiasm & energy Clarifying objectives People are openly criticised Delegating responsibility Build loyalty & support Frustration & anger openly displayed Strengthening relationships, internal & external Develop unity Everyone feels under pressure Building commitment to stretch goals Treating people with dignity Conflict avoidance Integrating activities & outputs Ensure stability & consistency of processes Negative feedback avoided Seeking to add greater value Keep information flowing Firm commitments are avoided Streamlining processes Making systems work together Possible to ignore responsibilities Note. From the website Winning Teams Conclusion Providing team members with a clear objective, understanding team dynamics, and inspiring cooperation and truths, allows managers to influence team's commitment. Preparing a process to address conflict with different personalities and behaviors will help the team move forward in meeting the objectives and increase productivity. ...read more.

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