High Performance Team
The contemporary society of the present firmly believes that each and everyone to help one another and pit together with their fellow men in terms of efforts, abilities and resources to effectively and efficiently achieve all of their common goals. This social view is mainly because of the common notion of stating that no man is indeed an island that he or she is in dire need of company and help from other individual that will better satisfy their benefits. Thus, society now gives much importance to the value of team work and unity in almost every significant social structure in their present civilization.The aspect of applying team building and teamwork principles is indeed widely implemented in the present, corporate structures and other economic businesses are now incorporating group efforts and activities to their operational strategy to efficiently maximize their efforts towards their goals.
Thus, because of its wide implementation and its positive value for the society, team development principles are now dominantly given to willing individuals through system of training programs and development strategy.In like manner, society themselves have also established several approaches to appraise team work principles and their effectivity to better enhance the implementation system of the team building concept. The aspect of team work and their management system is commonly appraised in to two general approach namely evaluating through each member and evaluating as a team as one. The first approach generally takes the approach of critically analyzing the team’s effectivity through each member.
Evaluating the effects and changes to each member because of the team principles is basically the main subject in this approach. Critically, evaluators themselves claim that this approach is indeed effective in some aspect such as it scrutinize and tackle even the smallest detail of the team namely the problems and views of each member. However, this approach has also its own weakness as it tends to overlook the team effectivity as one group. Another appraising approach is basically the opposite of the first one mentioned wherein the evaluators examine the effectivity of the team as one entity.In this approach, series of test and challenges ranging from different aspects such as physically, intellectual and simple team work can be given to determine the harmony and synchronization of each member’s abilities and efforts in moving towards their goal.
On the positive side, this approach is viewed to be significantly effective as it evaluates the team principle in its own nature as one group however, since its analysis is based on the group, this approach is likely to overlook the individuality and diversity of each member.Indeed, the most ideal approach for the aspect of appraising team building principle is the combination of the two mentioned approach as this approach can analyze both of faces of the team unit: one being as a group and the other through its individual members. Ideally, this approach can evaluate the team principles in both the larger context of the group and its effect and significance as seen through its members. Implementing and incorporating team building principles and team work approaches is indeed significant for the society in different structural system.
However, for the said idea to fully manifest its benefits, the team must be constantly evaluate and critically analyze to promote better operational management as the said concept is likely to produce development strategies. Through discussing and resolving the large and small problems of the team, their leaders and every members can aware of their strengths and weaknesses thus coming up with development and enhancing plans to promote the unity and harmony in their group producing results through the achievement of their goals.The concept of team building is practically the conjoining of ideas, abilities and resources of different individual members into one effort or action towards their common goal. In this aspect, members bearing diversified status from each other must be able to tear down their walls of differences and pit down together their efforts and actions into one.
Members must have an agreement with each other under the leadership of their chosen or established head thus, efficiently managing their actions and efforts thus, making their quest easier and faster compare to a single individual effort.In the aspect of forming and managing an established team, there are several concepts that must be implemented and applied in the group to effectivity organize their efforts and actions. One of these concepts is the implementation of an effective communication medium and system. This concept involves the aspect of communicating one’s ideas to the entire group and vice versa with the ideas of the group communicated to every member of the team.
Necessary tools such as communication medium and system which is commonly the technological equipment are used to address this concept.To effectivity apply this necessary concept, the whole team must be able to resolved a universal system for all of their communication needs and critically observe this in all of their programs and activities. The lack of communication can indeed have an adverse effect to the effectivity and the management of the team’s efforts and activities as this can negate the unity among the members. The lack of communication in the group is relatively similar to a batter mixture without the binder of each ingredient causing a disastrous outcome of the recipe.
In like manner, lack or even insufficient communication can actually separate each member of the group or isolate a member and also likely to cause disagreement and chaos to the team’s system. With the disarray of the ideas and the plans of group, the team is then much more likely to fail their pursuit of their goals. Consider an example of a global team composed of diverse individual representing some of the different races of the world in a certain university in California (Berger, 1996).This group has been established with members who are either exchange or foreign coming from Asian, American, African, British and Norwegian society to study the effectivity of the multiculturalism aspect in the team-building and management aspect. The group’s goal is to bind together and learn the different social views and norms of the society of their other members.
In their communication aspect, it has been established that the common language to be used will be the Universal English language.By critically analyzing the results of the examination given to the members of the study group after their given communication period, it has been determined that members coming from society with English as their second language had some difficulties relating to others and learning the cultures of their fellow group mates. It has been clearly observed that the initial grouping of the members was based on their cultural origin wherein those who have English as the first language communicated together while those who have English as the second language isolated together themselves as one group.Communication between these two groups has been observed to be limited as their language skills are inconsistent with the others. Thus, this example has clearly presented the adverse effect of the lack of communication and inconsistent medium to the group’s goals and likewise their effectivity.
Thus, it is significantly important for the effectivity of the group to have an open communication approach starting from their language, communication mediums and views regarding communication.Each member must fully realize that through communicating with their fellow group mates, they are actually helping the group and at the same time promoting the chances of their success. No member should be secluded or isolated from the group and that the work and plans must be open communicated to each other aiding the unity of their efforts towards their team’s goals. Society in itself is indeed composed of different individuals diversified with each other mainly because of their personality and human nature.As each person is basically different from each other in one aspect or another, social groups and their cultural identify is likewise established in the same manner producing the concept of diversity within the general group of the human civilization.
In the aspect of team building, forming a group composed of different individuals can indeed be hard because of several problems such as the multiculturalism, diversity among the group and social misunderstanding. Each of these problems must be sufficiently addressed and overcome for the group to gradually develop as a team of one.For the group to achieve their most efficient state with the values of unity and cooperation, personal differences and cultural walls must first be eliminated enabling each member to function as a part of the other in one group. Diversity is indeed one significant hindrance to the establishment of a united team. Commonly, this problem manifest in several aspects such as the issue of language, culture, personality and characteristics and social norms adversely affecting the group in different roles.
As the first common issue in the aspect of diversity, language can be the most instant problem that is encountered in establishing a diverse group as this can hinder the communication role in the group often resulting to issues of miscommunication and misunderstanding between the members. The aspect of personality is also another problem caused by diversity as this can result issues of disagreement and conflicts.In addition to this, the aspect of social culture can become the complicated issue brought about by diversity as this aspect encompassed the norms, values and opinions of each individual member, which often caused disastrous conflicts and disagreement between the members. Addressing the problems brought about by the diversity in the team can indeed be hard, as it require the active and complete participation of each member of the group. Every individual member must be willing to accept and be open minded towards the other members as they participate with the binding program of the leader.
Through this approach, members can learn and accept the individuality of each other for them to understand better the personal culture, social views and preferences of each minorities. In addition, establishing a single and universal rule r guideline in a culturally diversified team is also viewed as an effective approach in bridging the gap and eliminating the cultural barriers between the members. Through this approach, each member can have their own common factor or link between each other for them to communicate and relate with the others as they try to develop unity in their team.Indeed, establishing a unified team against a culturally diversified society is hard and complicated however, if successful, one can actually create a team that is more competent and formidable compare to single culture groups. Because each member has their own different culture, groups that are founded from diversity can be more universal and competent in various fields employing their members as the linking factor to different cultures and issues.Thus, the issue of diversity is indeed a complicated problem for team building aspect however, if sufficiently addressed and eliminated by the members, then diversity can be the competent asset of the team.
Team establishment is a primary role played by administrational managers, or by leaders who are further appointed to help others realize of their role in the group as foundation of group strength towards progress and future improvement. It is indeed very important that people are given the best options in terms of being a part of a team for them to be able to perform well with the group.References:Holpp, Lawrence (1998). Managing Teams.
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