What are the characteristics of effective teams?
There are different characteristics that make a team effective. First, there has to be clarification of common goals and purposes. The purpose needs to be clear and there needs to be contribution to the team’s goals as a group. The group should come up with each person’s role in achieving the common purpose of the group. Paying attention to when conflicts arise and discussing and producing constructive ideas to compromise and work out resolving the conflict. There should be interacting with one another and steady communication between group members. Being sensitive to other group member’s feelings and ideas will help the group communicate and work together better. When you put all these characteristics together, it helps build an effective team. Communication I would say is the biggest key to success in a group, though. When a group can talk, voice opinions, and feel open to communication, it makes working together, giving ideas, and coming up with a game plan a lot easier. Staying in contact and making sure everyone is where they need to be with their assigned parts is a good idea too just to make sure everyone is on track and team members do not need help. I have seen a person in a group not know what to do and will not say anything until the day before the assignment is due. This also would be where communication comes in. These all are characteristics that help with building an effective team.
How do roles, needs, and diversity affect teamwork? Provide specific examples.
When it comes to roles, each person has a role in the group. If a person is not following through or does not feel comfortable in their role as a leader or doing a certain part in contributing, this can cause problems within the group. Every time there is a new group with different goals and people, there are different needs within the group. If it is in a work setting compared to a school setting,...