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All commercial organization exists to whip profits. Profits are the central
axis around which all activities in the organization revolve. The only way
organizations can do so is by generating worthwhile business. To get a contract
is difficult...agreed? But to complete the contract successfully to the
satisfaction of the client is what is required for the long time sustenance and
existence of business. The structure and functional set up of the organization
has to be designed in such a manner that all of its resources are optimally
utilized. They are to be geared towards creating more clientele and more money.
In order to ensure this, besides right technology and material resources, an
organization recruits a number of people who 'matter' towards begetting
organizational success. These people would end up being an unsorted group but
for the formulation of effective teams to realize the structural and functional
goals of the organization.
Research studies have identified the prevalence of Apollo syndrome and
similar other hitches when highly intelligent workforces are placed together
collectively in an organizational set up. It is found that their performance
becomes several terms inferior to the so called 'not so capable employees'.
Utilization of talents and abilities in the organization to their maximum
potential and promote the overall goals of the organization is a challenge.
To be able to build effective teams is the appropriate solution. A good team
distinctive with high quality, time bound performance is often characterized by
* A bunch of optimal number of people led by an effectual leadership. A team
works jointly towards serving one client. * A triumphant team rounds up common
agreeable objectives and zealously follows them up as a single shared goal. *
All team members appreciate the goal. They are committed to work it out to its
successful completion with a streak of winning attitude and mutual cooperation.
Such an outlook is reflected through the display of desired behaviors whilst
working towards the jointly shared goal. * Each team member understands his role
in the collective performance of the goal in terms of his duties and
responsibilities. * A well bonded team delivers meaningful results promptly and
efficiently. * Last but not the least is the synergic performance of the team.
Even if the individual team members are performing their bit but unless the glue
of synergic performance is not there; teams will fail to deliver desired
Once the team is formulated, the team leader should ensure that its design in
terms of delegating work amongst team members is properly streamlined. It should
be devoid of any ambiguity. This can be ascertained by the team leader by
undertaking following steps-
* He should address the overall objective of the project across to every team
member clearly. * Ensure each team member acknowledges ownership and
accountability of his allocated role. The team leader should sufficiently be
able endorse willingness among team members towards the overall completion of
the goal. * Selection of team should be judicious both in quality and quantity.
* Make sure each team member is well equipped with every requirement that helps
reach the goal. * Recognize concerns that come in way of reaching the goal and
find out ways of removing them. * Often the team leader faces problems when team
members do not relate well with one another due to certain tangible as well as
intangible barriers in their association. These are called 'team islands'. To be
able to bridge the gaps and incongruence is a challenge for the team leader.
This can be avoided if he takes up members who are not only superior in their
capability but are also willing to work under the team leader while contributing
their opinions from time to time. A problem team member is more of an
obstruction than a meaningful contributor.
A successful team is close knit and well bonded formally as well as
informally. Team leader should undertake every step to ensure that it remains
so. Time to time going out, taking lunch together, discussions help the team
glued. Furthermore each team member should be complemented for his worthwhile
achievements. It is said 'Praise is like sunshine to the human soul'. People
flower and blossom when suitable appreciated and recognized for their efforts.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-11-09 23:28:38 in Employee Articles