Effective Teamwork

1435 WordsJul 8, 20086 Pages
Effective teamwork Beau Kincade MGT 345 Axia Kathy Laskowski Effective Teamwork This paper will explore some ways to effectively create and manage a team. There are many differing styles, so I will try and focus on the ones that I would chose personally; and match my style. With my style being eclectic, this is a pretty broad statement. I like to take, what I feel are the best ideas, and transform them into my own. I like to think that if given a team, I would be a great manager; being able to bring out the best is my workers. No matter what style you take on, you have to be ready to adapt at a moments notice. This paper will look at ideas and ways to accomplish this task. First we need to create a team. In doing so we need to…show more content…
Technical know-how will only get you so far, then you have to have those people interaction skills to make the picture complete. People relate to people, not to the degree or skills that person possesses. This maybe the most important skill that any manager can possess, managers without it may not be a manager for long. “The success of a team depends on the people skills of a manager”, (Prithivira, 2008). People can easily tell the true people person from anyone trying to pretend to be one; if people skills are not your strong point, then you had better develop them, or consider another career path. In doing the simulation the other day, I learned a great deal about how to effectively manage a team, and resolve unhealthy conflicts. Simulations such as that should be mandatory requirement to even be considered for a position in management. Regular change training should also be part of the job description, to keep the ideas fresh. Once the skills become stagnant then you may fall into some bad habits that may wreck your team. Keeping abreast of new ideas that may prove useful can only help you in the long run, making you the go-to person in any situation. Simulations are used in my job now to keep the associates, as well as the managers, keyed into the ever changing world of business. Another tool that no man, let alone manager, can live without is
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