The paper "Is Establishing Team Work Difficult in Organisations" is a great example of management coursework. Teamwork is an area that has received a wide range of attention over the years. Managers are of the perception that tasks in the organization need to be worked on by more than one employee thus; they are quick when it comes to team development. This can be attributed to the fact that teamwork has been said to be a contributing factor to organizational effectiveness. This paper sets out to discuss whether it is difficult to establish teams in organizations.
In doing so, there will be a discussion of the situation surrounding both organizational effectiveness and team effectiveness. This section will be closely followed by a discussion of management theories that managers can apply to enhance team effectiveness. Lastly, a discussion of whether it is difficult to establish a team in organizations. The following conclusions are drawn as to why it is difficult to build teams and they include but not limited to; Conflict Presence of virtual workplaces Globalization of businesses and Lack of required skills. Introduction Based on the fact that industrial systems and processes have become more complex, teams have turned out to be the basic working unit in modern-day organizations.
Since teamwork foster open communication and interaction, and at the same time creates desirable settings that encourage the generation of new ideas, the capability to execute duties efficiently as an associate of an interdisciplinary team seems to be essential. A wide range of disciplines is necessary to move a ground-breaking idea to the market. In the 1980s, companies such as 3M, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola became more aware of the need for improved performance, and this could only be achieved through teamwork.
The full acceptance of teamwork has an approach to improving performance as has a great impact on the work environment. Teams are commonly defined as people or employees who are joined so as to accomplish a common goal. There are numerous definitions of teams, but one thing that they have in common is that they share some common themes. Scholtes defines a team as a group of people who pool their skills, knowledge and talents (Scholtes 1988:5).
Another group of authors who describes teams are Katzenbach and Smith; in their definition, they add the elements of mutual accountability and commitment. Thus, they identify a team as a group of people who are committed toward a common goal, respecting and capitalizing on the knowledge and skills of all individuals in the group. Discussion The situation surrounding organizational effectiveness and team effectiveness Organizational effectiveness is the notion of how an efficient organization can attain the outcomes that the organization aims at achieving (Carron and Brawley 2000: 100). Organizational effectiveness is nowadays viewed as a critical success factor in the current economy.
Organizations are able to attain sustainable organizational effectiveness by helping the employees to understand their role in achieving success and also by engaging the employees in their job. Progressively, what makes up organizational effectiveness is how an organization can organize their staff and at the same time manage the firm's human capital (Forsyth, 2010: 99). The modern organization relies heavily on its employee's knowledge and complex systems. At the same time, organizations need to have an adequate amount of hard assets and financial capital.
Effective organizations usually exhibit strengths in five core areas which are people, culture, work processes and systems, leadership and decision-making and structure (Gomez-Mejia et al. 2008: 123). The evaluation and improvement of organizational efficiency and effectiveness is a primary strategy that is used to help assure the continued development and growth of an organization. Organizational effectiveness measures the bigger picture of business performance across a wide range of criteria. Long-term planning, financial performance, adherence to the core values and internal structure are critical components when it comes to understanding organizational effectiveness (Mitchell, G.
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