How can effective teams impact the workplace?
Teams working together:
Positively impact the workplace
Extremely productive and profitable.
Increase problem-solving skills and innovation, quality, and decrease turnover and absenteeism by the opportunity to share different perspectives about a particular subject. Individuals skills and strengths vary immensely and when combined can create new knowledge and ideas. Team members can then combine ideas and common interests to create an interesting and knowledgeable project
A team that works well together will create an environment of mutual trust and respect, as each person values the input of their colleagues.
What is necessary to construct successful teams?
Clear Expectations: Has executive leadership clearly communicated its expectations for the team's performance and expected outcomes? Do team members understand why the team was created?
Communication: Are team members clear about the priority of their tasks? Is there an established method for the teams to give feedback and receive honest performance feedback? Do team members communicate clearly and honestly with each other?
Support team meetings and the members’ processes in the team. At this point, it is critical that supervisors of team members remain available to provide support and resources as needed. The supervisor should regularly monitor team members’ progress on achieving their goals. Provide ongoing encouragement and visibility to members. One of the most important forms of support a supervisor can provide is coordination with other supervisors to ensure that team members are freed up enough to attend meetings.
What are the differences between traditional work groups and teams?
While all teams consist of working groups, not all groups can be considered teams.
Work Groups Teams
Individual accountability Individual and mutual accountability
Come together to share information and perspectives Frequently come together for discussion,...