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Team Building & Employee Empowerment

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Team Building & Employee Empowerment

  1. 1. Syed Adeem Shams TEAM BUILDING & EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT Total Quality Management, MHRM – Shahwar Hasan
  2. 2. WHAT IS TEAMWORK & TEAM BUILDING? TEAM Group of people working together to meet common goals. TEAM WORK Concept of people working together as a team TEAM BUILDING Process of establishing and developing a greater sense of collaboration and trust between members.
  3. 3. (Major Types) 1. FUNCTIONAL OR DEPARTMENTAL TEAMS 2. CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS 3. SELF MANAGING TEAMS TYPES OF TEAMS
  4. 4. 5 STAGES OF TEAM BUILDING Forming Storming Norming Performing Adjourning
  5. 5. • Team acquaints and establishes ground rules. • Formalities are preserved and members are treated as strangers. 1 - Forming
  6. 6. 2 - Storming • Members starts to communicate but still view themselves as individuals rather than part of the team. • They resist control by group leaders and show hostility.
  7. 7. 3 - Norming • People feel part of the team and realize that they can achieve work if they accept other view points.
  8. 8. • The team works in an open and trusting atmosphere where flexibility is the key and hierarchy is of the little importance. 4 - Performing
  9. 9. • The team conducts an assessment of the year and implements a plan for transitioning roles and recognizing members contributions. 5 - Adjourning
  10. 10. MERITS • Communication and information exchange may be facilitated and increased. • Teams can foster greater cooperation among team members. • Team commitment may stimulate performance and attendance. • Interdependent work flow can be enhanced. • Team members have the opportunity to learn from each other. • Opportunity provided for synergistic combinations of ideas and abilities. • New approaches to tasks may be discovered.
  11. 11. DEMERITS • Some individuals are not compatible with team work. • Workers must be selected to fit the team as well as requisite job skills. • Some members may experience less motivating jobs as part of a team. • Teams may be time-consuming due to need for coordination and consensus. Evaluation and rewards may be perceived as less powerful. • Organization may resist change. • Conflict may develop between team members or other teams.
  12. 12. EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT
  13. 13. • Power is a tool to pass on to those who work for organization. • “To empower” means to enable , to allow ,to permit or can be convinced as both self-initiated and initiated by others. MEANING Empowerment is the process of enabling employees to set their work related goals make decisions and solve problems within their spheres of responsibility and authority.
  14. 14. STEPS OF EMPOWERING ENABLE ENGAGE EXCHANGE EMPOWER Provide with necessary resources & trainings or product knowledge.. Involve them by assigning teams & tasks or targets.. Guiding them and consider their ideas for improvement… Giving them freedom for decision making within specific functional areas depending over their performance
  15. 15. • Express confidence • Hold high expectations • Involvement in decision making process • Freedom and autonomy • Limitation of use of coercive power WAYS TO EMPOWER
  16. 16. • Enhances beliefs of employees • Meaning in work • Feel competent • Sense of self determination • Impact on decision making SIGNIFICANCE OF EMPOWERMENT
  17. 17. • Involvement • Quick decision making • Solving complex problems PRE-REQUISITES • Variable rewards • Enhanced communication • Trust and support of management • 360 degree feedback
  18. 18. PROCESS OF EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT 1 – Communicating expectations.. 2 - Providing training.. 3 - Selecting right employee.. 4 - Sharing information.. 5 - Establishing Team work.. 7 - Determining impact of employee decision making.. 6 - Changing behavior of senior management.. 8 - Identifying reasons for employee empowerment..
  19. 19. • Encourage Employee SATISFACTION • Better CUSTOMER SERVICE • Employee RETENTION • Increase in PROFIT • Better MOTIVATION BENEFITS OF EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT
  20. 20. • Managers don’t understand what empowerment really means… • Managers fail to establish boundaries of employees… • Allow barriers to impede the ability of staff members to practice empowered behavior… • Communication… BARRIERS TO EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT
  21. 21. Syed Adeem Shams TEAM BUILDING & EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT Total Quality Management, MHRM – Prof Shahwar Hasan Presented by

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