What is a Team?. A team is a unit of two or more people who interact and coordinate their work to accomplish a specific goal. Types of Teams. Functional teams Cross-functional teams Self-directed teams. Functional Teams.
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A team is a unit of two or more people who interact and coordinate their work to accomplish a specific goal.
Functional teams made up of a supervisor and subordinates in a formal chain of command.
The team is composed of people within the same functional area, e.g. accounting, production, marketing, and may extend across several levels within the organization.
Made up of members from different functional areas, generally from the same hierarchical level in the organization.
Specific team leader and lead change projects.
Sometimes CFT are created outside the formal organizational structure in order to address projects of special importance or creativity.
Members work w/o the direction of managers, supervisors, or assigned team leaders
Member rather than leader-centered and directed.
Enable workers to feel challenged, and find their work meaningful, and develop a strong sense of identity within the organization.
1) Workers with varied skills & functions sufficient to perform major organizational tasks
2) Given access to resources such as information, financial, equipment, supplies, needed to perform task
3) Empowered w/decision-making authority
1) Are all departments functional teams?
2) What is the single most important element leaders must provide to have successful self-directed teams?
Suppose you believe your team is asking for unnecessary resources, but they are adamant that you acquire them from the organization. How do you represent your team’s request and the company’s position?
Team Effectiveness is defined as achieving four performance outcomes:
4) Employee satisfaction
The role of team leader changes as a team matures. What are the implications for influence tactics used by the leader?