Team Dynamics and working together
University of Phoenix
January 18, 2009
Team Dynamics are the unseen forces that operate in a team between different people or groups (Team Technology Team Dynamics (2005)). One part of team dynamics is team communication which is a very important part of team dynamics. Without Good communication between the team or group, you will be hard pressed to accomplish anything. There are many different reasons that a team may fail, but the main reason is lack of communication. There are six things that need to be considered when there is a team of people working together, type of communication, getting to know and trust one another (Project Team Communication Skills (2009)) stating ones ideal or opinion, getting feedback, resolving conflict, and understanding the goals.
Use technology to its best advantage. (Grice, T., Gallois, C., Jones, E., Paulsen, N., Callan, V. (2006)) When working with a team their needs to be a discussion on the types of communications that are available meaning telephone, email, chat, and team meetings (face-to-face). There should also be a team discussion on what will be the best way for the team to meet. When discussing about meeting, consider if everybody has a computer or access to a computer. There is also a telephone meeting but than you are posed with the difficulty of everyone being available at the same time. Email proves to be very convenient and reliable because everyone can access it at anytime of the day or night everyone does not have to able to access it at the same time. They do have to constantly check and see if they have emails from any of there team members however with technology the way it is, it is very convenient to check from anywhere. Another way would be in a chat room style setting but once again, in order for that to work, everyone would have to be available at the same time. A team meeting would be the most effective way to meet because...