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Individual Differences

Individual Differences

  • Submitted By: goodgirl
  • Date Submitted: 10/27/2008 7:14 PM
  • Category: Business
  • Words: 587
  • Page: 3
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Individual Differences How to Improve Team Performance
When a new team is formed one always has to asses the project and assigned job ditties to everyone, not everyone can perform at all the job duties the best. There will always be certain individual which can perform some duties better than others, one person might be good at PowerPoint, while another might no have any knowledge at all. This does not work at all times, sometimes in one team there might be no one that knows how to do PowerPoint, and everyone might be good presenters. At that point the individuals need to make there weaknesses into strengths. They need to work on there weaknesses and practice so that each team member will become a well rounded individual. One team member might step up and try to tackle the obstacle in question, but what happens next time the team has a project and not ones to step up, that can create an even bigger obstacle. An individual should try to and have at least basic knowledge of all areas so that they can begin to over come their weaknesses.
When working in a team the biggest obstacles can be time management. Every one has a life, and family that they need to take care of. Finding the balance between personal life and business can be difficult. One might struggle to meet dead lines. They might struggle to follow through with plans from family and friends. Relationships might be damaged, and even ruined. Ones work can also suffer if one is not committed to ones work. One might procrastinate and say “I’ll do it later” but that later might never come. In an article by Ros Olivera he goes on to say that “The core skills of time management need to be understood to develop an efficient personal time management plan These skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill, giving you that extra reserve to attain the results you desire.” This is how one will be successful in both personal and business life.
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