Managing Teams Consist of small number of people with complementary skills, who hold mutually accountable to pursue a common purpose
definition Computer programmers- working on separate projects in the same department is not a team. To be a team the programmers should share the responsibility of producing quality and amount of computer codes to produce the software/projects.
usage Teams are used to respond to specific challenges and problems. The army uses ‘special forces’ team to achieve specific objectives.
The US Special Forces Elite highly-trained military, police or civilianparamilitary tactical teams that conduct specialized operations : special reconnaissance (SR), surveillance, sniping, guerrilla warfare, unconventional warfare (UW), foreign internal defence (FID), direct action (DA) counter-terrorism (CT)actions.
Special Forces history Special forces have played an important role throughout the history of warfare whenever the aim has been to achieve disruption by "hit and run" and sabotage, rather than more traditional conventional army combat using large formations of troops and motorized armour groups. Other significant roles lay in reconnaissance, providing essential intelligence from close to or among the enemy, and increasingly in combating terrorists, their infrastructure and activities.
The need for special forces team to go behind enemy lines to create havoc and brought terror to the enemy. Psychologically good for the war morale. US war of independence (1775–1783), world war II –Doolittle Raid over Japan (18th April 1942) Specific team for specific task proven to work
Advantage of teams-applied to all activities Improve satisfaction towards goal achievement Quality of results-small teams less friction Speed & efficiency –utilization of resources Job satisfaction from jobs Better decision making- different perspective provides good insights towards issue,more solutions
disadvantage High turnover-teams aren’t for everyone, scrutinize (inspect critically) Social loafing- withhold effort and fail to perform their share of work Disadvantage of group decision making-group think leads to poor decision, minority domination –restrictions for others-does not feel accountable.
That’s why James Bond works alone! Focused on the job Commitment Always gets the job done- no matter what. “For Queen & Country” I am committed to my duty!
Use or not to use teams Use teams when…. Clear, engaging reason or purpose Job can’t be done unless people work together Reward for teamwork Ample resource available Clear authority for teams to manage and change Don’t use teams when.. Isn’t clear, engaging reasons or purpose Job can be done independently Rewards only for individual effort Resources are not available Management will continue to monitor and influence how work gets done