IntroductionIn modern times, organisations are faced by the advent of globalisation. Organisations have to stay competitive and relevant so that they can survive the cut throat competition. Modern day managers find themselves in a very precarious situation since their decisions could prove to be the difference between an organisation making it big or failing altogether. Management is one aspect that any organisation cannot afford to be lax about. Management involves bringing people together so that they can attain the objectives that the organisation has set. In meeting the goals of the organisation there is need to utilize resources in an effective and efficient manner (Gemov 2000, p.
150). Management could perhaps be considered to be the most critical aspect of any organisation without which any organisation would falter no matter how much resources it has or how great the talent pool it has. The management aims at meeting the needs of a number of interested parties. Therefore, where there are shareholders involved, such shareholders are concerned about the return on their investments. The organisation also endeavours to have quality products for its clientele at prices which are competitive.
Finally, the work force should also feel appreciated to be productive and hence the need to ensure that their experience at the work place is rewarding. The paper is premised upon two very important aspects of management which are central to the success of any organisation. For any organization to achieve its objectives the teams at the workplace ought to be effective teams at the work place. The decision making in the organization should be flawless and so should be the communication of such decisions to everyone who is affected by them (Gemov 2000, p.
153). The report seeks to take an in depth analysis of the important aspect of management. The analysis focuses on Millennium Convenience Stores which is a chain of supermarkets which supply domestic goods most of which are required on a day to day basis by various households and which is listed at the stock exchange. Effective teams in the work placeTeamwork refers to action which is taken by a group of people jointly and interests of the individuals are put aside for the interest of the group as a whole.
What counts most in such a situation is having the group being united and also efficient. In as much as the individual is still important, he is not the main focus. When each employee puts aside his self interest and all them aim for a common goal and work in harmony with others, it becomes much easier to achieve the organisations goals. Teamwork is a very critical in the working environment. During evaluation of whether a person is suitable for employment, employers are concerned whether such a person is able to work as part of a team. Teams help the organization to be empowered since each member of the team plays a complementary role.
Creating teams which are up to the task is not an easy task but it one challenge that a good manager should not shy away from. If the perfect team is achieved, the organisation is likely to reap very handsomely (Adler & Gundersen 2008, p. 201). One of the theories which deal with teamwork is the management theory.
The theory states that a team consists of at least three people who take on an opportunity and create ranks and relations between themselves. The management theory identifies three types of teams. The first is the organic team. Such a team gains its support from the structure of the organization. There also non organic teams. These teams are brought together to accomplish a certain task. A project team come up to deal with a given project. A team manager is tasked with guiding the team as to the procedure they should follow and also guides the members professionally.
The effectiveness of a team is judged based on the target set and also the amount of resources at the disposal of such a team (Griffin & Moorhead 2010, p 128).