I find that the challenges of working together in an established team can be that everyone can become quite self absorbed in their own workload and this can result in conflict when the team sent work together as a whole or lose sight of their shared objectives and goals. It can be difficult to maintain motivation and enthusiasm and not everyone may be on the same page at the same time. I genuinely believe that I am lucky as I work in a team where we are open and honest enough to thrash out any issues quickly and as they arise. We also recognise each other’s own skills and abilities and use each other’s strengths to ensure that our team performs to a high standard.
People always say that the team is only as strong as its weakest player. Meaning that I had to help my teammates do the best that they could do. Therefore the weakest player was still a strong player compared to others. I could not have made it all about me because I can not play all nine positions at one time. Something very important about that comes with team work is getting along with the teammates. For a while I did not get along with one of my team members. I am not going to lie all we wanted for each other was to see each other down. Again my coach was not having that on her team. She pulled me aside one day and talked to me and said “The only way that our team is going to get somewhere was if you and you know who get it together.”. In these few words I knew that if i wanted my team to succeed I was going to have to but my feelings about my teammate to the side and focus on the bigger picture. I had to work with the team to put aside our differences and do what was best for my
I have had numerous managers throughout the years at DFD, some took an active role in co-ordinating/controlling work, some delegated the role to others such as team experts/seniors.
Team work is needed in order to succeed. It is said in the guard world that “you are only as strongest as your weakest link” and I couldn’t agree more. That gave me the inspiration to help others when they were struggling as a leader.
When you are in a great team the team works together and communicates to get the job assigned done. That is not the case with all teams many times I have personally been on a team with people who do not want to work on anything but want an A, which lead me to do all of the workload that is meant to be shared simply because I do not want a failing grade because my team members are not contributing, that would cause me to leave or quit a job.
I learned about how important communication, collaboration, agreement, flexibility, and positivity are in the Core Team. I would frequently communicate with all Core Team members (over 25 of them) via text and in person to see if work is being done and help them with any problems they may have. I would also encourage them to never give up when it seems that all hope is lost for a certain project or activity they have been working so hard on. In a similar way, I always put the members’ voice first before voicing my own, whether it is about feedback or more ideas, especially when it comes to masses and retreats. To me, leadership does not mean being the boss, but being a cheerleader for other people. It is about making more leaders and inspiring them to do the things they
To help reduce stress for myself, even through I know its quite common practice for most managers I would write down a list of all my tasks and then put them in priority order according to timescales, importance and whether I could or could not delegate the task I would also consider how long they might take, having a list especially when I am feeling stressed helps me focus and ticking areas off can have a positive effect on me as the list reduces.
During my time working on the CH-47 structures stress team work usually came in waves. There were only two of us working on the team, but since work had ebbed for the time being my lead felt comfortable taking a medical leave. This effectively made me take the “lead” of our group while he was away. I completed the usual lead rolls, gave updates to our manager and second level manager. Working to keep tasks on track was both fun and challenging for me, and I liked the responsibility. Due to the fast paced nature of our program stress often only had time to provide initial sizing and the part would be released before we had the opportunity to complete a full stress analysis (this wasn’t the best way to design/size parts, but the method worked well most of the time). Since our slow time often involved catching up on analysis, I was working on the formal documentation for a complex installation when I realized the designer had made a mistake on the thickness of a critical part. To make matters worse the
More and more teamwork is a critical component of a group, department or company’s success to be an ideal team player; you have to be humble, hungry, courageous, and smart.
Working in a small pizza shop I often take on the role of leader. On busy nights with many orders the shop becomes hectic. Without someone taking on the role of the leader order slips would be lost and orders would not be made. My leadership helps to keep order slips where they need to be. I make sure orders have been fulfilled and sent out. Since I work with about four other people the cooperation of everyone is need to complete the shift. We must work as a team with one leader, which I often take the role of, to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Studies from different parts of the world made by different health organizations have showed that long working hours and pressured work lead to stress which affects the employees mentally and physically and leads indirectly to low productivity levels. Not only stress, but it can cause a lot more of health issues like extreme fatigue including sleepiness, poor concentration, and increased susceptibility to illness. These symptoms can a have a noticed effect on the general productivity of an organization.
The dynamics of a team relies heavily on the interaction of team members during times of conflict not just during times of agreement. Often groups seek to achieve a cohesive relationship in an effort to unite the team towards its goals. Group members can make the mistake of subverting conflict in an attempt to maintain this team unity. Conflict serves a valuable role in effective group interactions that must be understood by participants of a team. An examination into the characteristics of conflict and cohesion and the relationship between the two dynamics can provide perspective to
Working in a group can be very difficult at times. Different people with different views may not always agree which one another. Throughout the various task I played the communicator. I made sure everyone was on track on what we wanted to do. I also made sure people was okay and happy in the role they was playing in the group. My group worked together in collecting ideas from one another and making it into one.