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Team Achievement

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Unit 22 Managing Teams UNIT TUTOR: Philippa Gratton STUDENT NAME: YEAR: 07/08 ASSESSOR: Philippa Gratton INTERNALLY VERIFIED BY: Submission Date and time: 20/5/08 at midnight Please Note: Assignments cannot be uploaded AFTER this time ASSIGNMENT 2 of 3 Team Achievement ASSESSMENT AND GRADING CRITERIA PLEASE NOTE: Performance criteria covered in this assignment are in black P1 Describe ways in which the use of teams in a selected organisation may help achieve strategic aims and objectives P2 describe key stages in the development of an effective team P3 describe key features of an achieving workplace team P4 demonstrate key interpersonal skills applicable to a team leader in a simulated environment. M1 Analyse the contribution of a high achieving team to the accomplishment of strategic aims and objectives M2 Analyse the implications of weak interpersonal skills in the case of a team manager or supervisor in a selected organisation D1 Make recommendations to raise the achievement of an under-performing team D2 Evaluate the important of interpersonal skills for the achievement of targets in the case of a team manager or supervisor in a selected organisation. GUIDELINES AND BACKGROUND TO UNIT This assignment looks at the important role that can be played by teams in successful organisations and businesses. You should explore the way in which the use of teams in a selected organisation may help that business achieve its strategic aims and objectives. You then need to describe key features of an achieving workplace team within a selected organisation. Resubmission When you resubmit your assignment, you MUST ensure that you TRACK YOUR CHANGES by pressing Ctrl + Shift+ E, or go to Tools, and Track changes. WHEN YOU SUBMIT THIS WORK YOU AUTOMATICALLY CERTIFY THAT THE WORK CONTAINED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT WAS RESEARCHED AND PREPARED BY YOURSELF. Plagiarism will result in the assignment not being accepted and marked ASSIGNMENT TASKS Task 1: P1 Describe ways in which the use of teams in a selected organisation may help achieve strategic aims and objectives To complete this task you will need to explain the following: * How does a team monitor progress and performance? ...read more.

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Feedback Task 1: P1 Describe ways in which the use of teams in a selected organisation may help achieve strategic aims and objectives Task 2: M1 Analyse the contribution of a high achieving team to the accomplishment of strategic aims and objectives * Discuss the characteristics of a high achieving team. * How important are these characteristics to the achievement of strategic aims and objectives? * How does the performance review cycle help with this? In each case try and relate your answers to teams that you are familiar with. Task 2 In order to develop a good team an organisation must consider personal attributes when selecting individuals. If an organisation is to exceed they must select individuals with high technical skills which meets the skills of other members. Also in order to have a high achieving ream, you must have clear objectives and the right combination of people "BELBIN". Belbin's identified eight major roles, and argued that teams work more effectively when they consists of members who are able to play all of these roles. High achieving teams do not result from spontaneous combustion. They are grown, nurtured and exercised. Yes it takes a lot of hard work and skill to blend the different personalities, abilities, and agendas into a cohesive unit willing to work for a common goal. Behind every great team is a strong leader. A leader whose job is not to control, but to teach, encourage, and organize when necessary. Tuckman identified four stages in developing a high performance team, which I have spoken about in detail in the first assignment; these are: Forming ? Storming ? Norming ? Performing Each one of these four stages is vital to building an effective team; the stages must also be done in the order above. If one stage is not complete, it would be impossible to continue to the next. The idea of this is just like a chain, if one link is broken or not present, the chain would fall apart. ...read more.

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This will encourage underperforming teams to be motivated to work together to get their tasks done so they can be recognised by the business for their contribution to their success. Also to scope for personal and professional development through training and international mobility. This will mean employees can continue to learn and gain new skills through their work. This will help motivate staff to do the most amount of work they are able to do to, to the best standard they can achieve. So they have a better chance of being promoted. This will help underacheiving teams to be motivated to do the work as they can learn how to do it if they done know how. In addition to the above recommendations, my final recommendation is to overall increase employee motivation by concentrating on the environment they work in and what can be done to provide a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere so the productivity can be increase and stress levels can be decreased. Techniques such as bringing plants into the work place have proved to reduce stress and bring a more calmed environment to the workforce. It is very important for any organisation/business to improve underperforming teams as they result in increasing levels of customer complaints, high staff turnover and incomplete tasks. So overall it leader to an under performing business as they will not be meeting their strategic aims and objectives. Overall action needs to be taken at the first signs of a dysfunctional team. Feedback Task 4: D1 Make recommendations to raise the achievement of an under-performing team SESSION: 2007/08 YEAR: TWO COURSE: BTEC Nat Diploma MODULE: Managing Teams DATE ASSESSED: TUTOR/ASSESSOR: STUDENT NAME: ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Team Achievement Overall Comments: Performance Criteria Met Summative Feedback P1 Describe ways in which the use of teams in a selected organisation may help achieve strategic aims and objectives M1 Analyse the contribution of a high achieving team to the accomplishment of strategic aims and objectives D1 Make recommendations to raise the achievement of an under-performing team Key Skills ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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