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Presentation on workgroups and teams

  1. 1. Presentation onUnderstanding Work TeamsPresented To: Sir Ahmad Tisman PashaPresented By: Muhammad Faheem-ul-Hassan Roll No. 09-20 BSIT 5th
  2. 2. History of Teams: Three companies W.L.Gore ,Volvo, and General Foods first introduce the concept of teams into their companies.
  3. 3. Why Have Teams Become So Popular?Great way to use employee talentsTeams are more flexible and responsive to changes in the environmentFacilitate employee involvementIncrease employee participation in decision making
  4. 4. Differences betweenGroups and TeamsWork Group A group that interacts primarily to share information and to make decisions to help each group member perform within his or her area of responsibility No joint effort required No positive synergy
  5. 5. Work Team  Generates positive synergy through coordinated effort. The individual efforts result in a performance that is greater than the sum of the individual inputs  Joint effort required  Positive synergy
  6. 6. Comparing Work Groups and Work Teams
  7. 7. Types of TeamsTher e ar e f our t ypes of Teams:Problem Solving TeamsSelf Managed Work TeamsCross Functional TeamsVirtual Teams
  8. 8. Types of TeamsPr obl em-Sol vi ng Teams Groups of 5 to 12 employees from the same department who meet for a few hours each week to discuss ways of improving quality, efficiency, and the work environment. Team member share ideas or suggest how work processes and methods can be improved.
  9. 9. Types of Teams Problem Solving teams only make recommendations. But Some organization created teams that not only solve problems but also implement solutions and take responsibility for outcomes.
  10. 10. Types of Teams Self-Managed Work Teams Groups of 10 to 15 people who perform highly related or interdependent jobs and take on many of the responsibilities of their former supervisors. These tasks are following: Planning and scheduling work Assigning tasks to members Making operating decisions Taking action on Problems Working with suppliers and customers.
  11. 11. Types of Teams Fully self-managed work teams even select their own members and evaluate each other’s performance. Supervisory positions take on decreased importance and sometimes even eliminated. Self managed teams do not typically manage conflicts well.
  12. 12. Types of TeamsCross-Functional Teams Employees from about the same hierarchical level, but from different work areas, who come together to accomplish a task Cross-functional teams are an effective means of allowing people from diverse areas to Exchange information
  13. 13. Types of Teams Developing new ideas Solve problems Coordinating complex project
  14. 14. Types of TeamsCross-functional teams are no picnic to manage.Early stages of development are long as members learn to work with diversity and complexity.It takes time to build trust and teamwork especially among people from different backgrounds with different experiences and perspectives.
  15. 15. Types of TeamsVirtual Teams Teams that use computer technology to tie together physically dispersed members in order to achieve a common goal Allow teams members to collaborate online using Wide area networks Video conferencing E-mail
  16. 16. Types of TeamsVirtual teams face special challengesThey are not able to duplicate the normal give-and-take of face-to-face discussions.To be effective, needs:Trust among membersClose monitoringTo be publicized
  17. 17. Key Components of Effective TeamsContextCompositionWork DesignProcess Variables
  18. 18. Creating Effective Teams: ContextAdequate Resources One of the most important characteristics of an effective work group is support the receives from the organizations This support includes Timely information
  19. 19. Proper equipmentAdequate staffingEncouragementAdministrative assistance
  20. 20. Effective Leadership and Structure Agreeing to the specifics of work and how the team fits together to integrate individual skills Even “self-managed” teams need leaders Leadership especially important in multi-team systems
  21. 21. Climate of Trust Members must trust each other and the leader Team members are more likely to take risks and expose vulnerabilities when they believe they can trust on their team Trust is the foundation of leadership It allows a team to accept and commit to its leader’s goals and decisions.
  22. 22. Performance and Rewards Systems that Reflect Team Contributions Cannot just be based on individual effort Group-based appraisals reinforce team effort and commitment.