Essays on Team Performance Management Literature review

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The paper “ Team Performance Management ” is a perfect example of the literature review on human resources. According to Carson et al. (2004), the promising transformations in employees’ diversity lead to the need for assessment of the influence of these transformations on several aspects of the organization. The top management team diversity, as studied by Knight, et al. (1999) revealed that while demographic diversity single-handedly did have an influence on a team’ s calculated agreements, the overall efficiency of it was not that powerful. By integrating interpersonal divergence and accord-questing to the demographic diversity, all these effectively enhanced the direct and indirect impacts on the team’ s strategic consensus.

These top management teams are good determinants of the team performance of the organizations, as mentioned by Goll, et al. (2001). Interpersonal divergence or interpersonal conflict as emphasizes by Morgan (1999), is an important aspect of the top management team since the members of the team should have powerful and effective interpersonal skills in order for these members to smooth the progress of encapsulating the required data and information. Processing of data and information are often done by team members through critical analyses, discussions, and open and continuous communications with organization managers and stakeholders.

Jansen (2001) says that this intrapersonal divergence could be made into good use by determining their implicit assumptions about normality conditions. On the other hand, agreement-seeking or accord-questing, is important in a team to reach a strategic consensus. Agreement-seeking has in most instances provided advantages for the organization. It is important in an organization for all members of the team to come up with agreement-seeking system that will put order in the company. This agreement-seeking system usually has a direct impact especially when it comes to harmony in the organization, productivity and increase efficiency.

Each side of every members of the organization should be taken into consideration as much as possible. This will lead to better performance of the organization. Knight et al. (2004) noted that the potency of personality, positive attributes and personal capacities add to the fulfilment of the aims as well as the effective teamwork of the group or organization.


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