How to work on complex tasks in a team Essay

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Every day in our life we come across challenges. It becomes imperative that we find solutions to them. Some problems we need to face alone and some we need to encounter as a team. I worked in several teams all my professional life and I believe that any task can be easily completed when there is coordination between the members of the team. In this reflection paper I would like to present my views on the importance of defining roles, advantages of being with the same team, challenges in a diversified group and the significance of trusting team members.
Defining Roles
“Roles are positions in a group that have a set of expected behaviours attached to them“(John and Saks, 2011: Page 225 of quote). I feel that most of the problems in a
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Another perspective I have about roles is that members can play various roles based on the situation. By that I mean that team members may not stick to same role always. For example, a person who was a team member can move into a facilitator role. The same person may have to follow someone when situation demands. But I feel that the core role of person should not always change as that would lead to ambiguity. For instance in the above example if a team member switches to a facilitator role temporarily then it would not be a problem. But if the roles keep changing back and forth, then that would create unnecessary confusion and eventually hurt the team.
Advantages of being on the same team
I feel comfortable working with the same team over and over again. The reason behind that is that once you get used to a team, it’s easy to understand each other’s thoughts and that would lead to better solutions. People might feel that same team might lead to redundancy in future but I feel that the more the team life span is the better the performance. I tried to challenge myself by working in a team which is completely new. I could see that many novel ideas popped up but there were lot of problems like lack of coordination, lack of trust, self centric behaviour etc. Resolving such problems would take some time and that means that I need to spend reasonable amount of time with the
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