Managing Effective Teams Hannah M, Haggins Axia College MGT 245 Organizational Theory and Behavior Profesor Robert Peart January 27, 2008 Effective Teams Part of being a manager for a company is managing teams. These teams can be created for many different reasons and can have various goals put upon them. Companies want managers that are capable of constructing teams that can effectively meet goals and set standards. The four types of work teams most commonly found in organizations are: problem-solving, self-managed, cross-functional, and virtual. In completing the simulation for this course, I will use cross-functional work teams as a foundation for my investigation of effective team management.
According to Gibson (2012), Virtual Teams are defined as, “a team that relies on interactive technology to work together when separated by physical distance.” (p. 244) Ironically, I manage a virtual team and I wholeheartedly agree with best practices managing virtual teams. I have team members who support the same business unit, physically sit in an office but in various locations from Michigan to Florida. Most of my team I inherited but have done a decent job of following the best practices discussed by Gibson.
On the technological front, building trust, sharing experiences and managing conflicts may be difficult with virtual teams. Differences in time zones and lack of face-to-face interactions may also pose a challenge.
Teams are more than just groups of people assembled in the same area, they are a collection of individuals dedicated to a common purpose and with a series of detailed performance targets, working together with complementary skills. Teams of people are encountered in various scenarios, not just in the workplace, but also throughout life, such as sports, associations, charities and voluntary services.
Describe the teamwork required to operate Camphill Village. Hint: Refer to Exhibit 10-2 (Four Types of Teams) and pages 276-279 in your text book.
Virtual Organization- Thomas and Turner (2016) describes the term virtual in this sense with roots in the computer industry. According to Thomas and Turner (2016) virtual organization is used to describe a network of independent firms that join together, often temporarily, to produce a service or product. Virtual organization is often associated with such terms as virtual office, virtual teams, and virtual leadership. The ultimate goal of the virtual organization is to provide innovative, high-quality products or services instantaneously in response to customer demands (Thomas and Turner, 2016).
As the progression of our project started to gain momentum we created the presumption that we were going to continue our work without facing any obstacles, but that was soon proven to be false. As we continued with our project we were faced with some major obstacles affecting our steady flow of producing work and maintaining a well organized structure to maximize the amount of work being produced. In response to the obstacles we were faced with I believe that the most impacting obstacle we had to deal with was the process of maintaining a steady flow of work being produced in spite of the fact that people were leaving and switching out of the class because of the reaction some parents had to the subject of our work, such as the LGBTQ group.
In the above statement Geoff is concerned about his grocery store where in comparison of the those out of super stores. Relating to the concept of permeable organizational boundaries it is a matter of concern for Geoff as the demand for local grocery store was diminishing with time the demand for the super stores kept on increasing. Fred might want to acknowledge new thoughts all things considered, and change for better support of his customers.
When creating a team it is mostly a selected group of individuals from security, general IT staff, may incorporate agents from legal, HR, and advertising divisions.
Dynamics Paper Joli Gracon April 21, 2017 Grace Bible College Dynamics Paper The formation of teams within the workplace is becoming more common. Many organizations have realized that teams are a good way to go because several heads are better than one in successfully completing projects in a timely manner. These teams can perform any number of tasks. Businesses could have teams to complete a given project, such as generating a company flyer or pamphlet in order to advertise what that business does on a daily basis. For an advertising agency, the teams could scout out good locations for a given advertisement, or they could give questionnaires to locals to see what they are interested in or what they need. Other teams
Network channels of communication, their benefits and implications are not considered. Teams are created purely by location, in order to meet the organisations future vision for 2020. However, different tasks benefit from different communication networks. For example some roles within TSL require isolation or home working and would be categorised as a ‘wheel ‘ network whilst others are based upon a processing system following a ‘Y’ network structure, see figure 1.5 above. No consideration has been made to the management of virtual teams where effective communication needs to be encouraged and managed. This is vitally important, especially if the group has not been through the five key stages of group development described in the model by Bruce W. Tuckman, which follows a group from formation and conflict in establishing boundaries, to performing and finally adjournment when the group disbands.
Laszio Bock should maintain the philosophy of cross-functional team alive because it makes a stronger team by gathering all different types of background to use it for a common purpose. Teambuilding activities and workshops strive for greater cooperation, better communication, and less dysfunctional conflict. Managers are accountable for knowing
Project Managers Training for Virtual Team Term Final Project Submitted By : Vijay Chundru Srinivasa Batchu Baskaran Sivaraman Course: OP 345 Instructor: Prof. Judy Lee Golden Gate University 12-14-2014 Contents Background 5 1. Introduction to Virtual Team environment: 6 1.1 What is Globalization? 6 1.2 What is a virtual Team? 6 1.3 Types of Virtual teams 6 1.4 Challenges 7 1.5 What is leadership and e-Leadership? 8 1.6 Role of project manager 8 2. Required People Management Skills: 8 2.1 Teamwork 8 2.2 Factors affecting teamwork 8 2.3 Peoples skills and their importance in project management 8 2.4 Skills required in different project stages 9 2.5 Resources to improve people skills 10 3. Communication Tools: 10 3.1 Importance of communication 11 3.2 Communication plan 11 4. Multi-cultural Teams 12 5. Motivation 13 6. Conflict Management 14 7. Stress Management 15 8. Escalation 15 9. Managing Work-schedule 16 9.1 Tracking or Managing Work Schedule 17 10. Importance of Local Regulations 17 1. Background This manual is intended as a reference for projects managers managing projects in a virtual team environment. Our company is moving towards a virtual organization setup. Current project managers who operate in traditional project management environment setup should be trained in aspects related to managing projects planned for execution in virtual environments. Projects that operate in a virtual team environment face
Virtual Project Manager http://www.projecttimes.com/articles/the-virtual-project-team-%E2%80%93-is-it-right-for-me.html In today’s workplace, the use of virtual project teams and virtual workers in general, is increasingly common. There are many reasons for this: younger workers entering the workforce who bring new attitudes about virtual working patterns; a larger number of employees wanting to balance work and life; and companies
Case IncidentA Virtual Team at T.A.Stearns Question 1 Why is this group a team? Answer 1 This group can be easily seen as a team in which there is a formal group of four people who have pre-defined roles to perform. The group members here are part of a virtual team which means they can operate from anywhere they wish to, that is , they just have to check once a day through e-mails, messages and group conferencing software’s .Here are the reasons why this group is a team :