Group and Team Formulations
May 17, 2011
Group and Team Formulations
Modern day organizations collectively formulate a team approach to work actively in accomplishing a common task or objective in meeting a goal ...view middle of the document...
Although groups share a point of view in the decision-making process, upper management evaluates the critical factors determining the processes in reaching the groups goals. “The major disadvantage to group decision-making is the increased amount of time it takes to reach a decision. If the group is too large, the process will be much too drawn out” (Silver, 2011, para. 4).
Nonetheless, groups are important in an organization to assist in completing and evaluating projects, tasks, and resolving problems in achieving the group’s common goals. Individualism is prevalent as each group member’s performance is assessed independently. Members in a group depend on themselves and are not involved in the early planning process of the group’s goals and initiatives by the organizations management therefore, the determination of progress becomes uncertain in sharing information through coordinated work efforts or objectives. To the contrary, group members providing a high degree of satisfaction regarding work product, where an assessment of performance becomes favorably known; a likely evaluation would result in promotions for each individual participant.
A team is a small group of people with complementary skills who work actively together to achieve a common purpose for which they hold themselves collectively accountable (Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn, 2008, p. 1). Each member’s encouraged to contribute to the success by offering ideas and sharing his or her knowledge, and experience to the other members in creating, developing, and performing a mutually supported goal. Collaboration of members is critical in achieving success and improves upon a greater potential performance if all members contribute equally in his or her roles in attaining the desired work within the parameters set-forth. Teamwork provides a frenzied atmosphere for its members to be more productive, creating a critical dynamic force contributing to a harmonious performance that resonates significant achievement and effort in reaching a common purpose. Teamwork merges a behavioral frame of mind in solving today’s issues and is essential in organizational settings in problem-solving goals by communicating respect among his or her team members.
It is important to note that in identifying a team, the idea of a work group is relative, yet some work groups fall short in qualifying as a team. The idea of teamwork promulgates better judgment, decision making, and a sense of belonging in contributing to its conquered components of timeliness in lieu of expressed aims directed toward a unified purpose. Tasks and other objectives coordinate through this same decision-making process by assigning various roles and responsibilities in maximizing the efforts of the team. Team leaders must delicately process and coordinate improvement with an essential ability to solve problems...