DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS TEAMS

(using an organisation you are familiar with answer the following.  The organisation could be your current employer, former employer or one that you can research)

As HR manager you are required to write a formal report to management to examine three main team development areas to ensure that current and future practices have a positive impact on the organisation.  These areas include:

  • The features of a successful team
  • Supporting team performance
  • Monitoring team performance 

3000 words with 15 references

Please use latest version of references as many as possible.Please use appropriate subject line to describe what is going to write e.g.

Development of Model for Building Successful Business Team

Characteristics of Successful Business Teams

Importance of Team Roles in Successful Business Teams

Value of Using Theoretical Models

Providing Support for Team Development

Stages of Team Development

Forming:

Storming:

Norming:

Performing:

Motivating Team Members or Achieving Objectives

Etc… 

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (100 words)

HND Computing Assignment HelpThis will give a summary of the areas and include the main recommendations for management to improve teams with the organisation. 

  1. INTRODUCTION (150 WORDS)

This will explain the purpose of the report and provide some information on the importance of building a successful team within the organisation.State objective of the Company, how the successful team could help the organization for achieving the SMART goals and objectives. 

  1. MAIN REPORT 

TASK 1

A description of the characteristics of a team currently to explain how they contribute to the overall success of the organisation.  This is to be presented in a table format. (Assessment criteria 1.1)(200 words)

 e.g.

Ineffective teams High performance teams
–       Play power politics

–       Withhold information

–       Form cliques and sub-groups

–       Work to individual agendas

–       Undermine the leader

–       Fail to support colleagues

–       Pursue individual interests

–       Fail to plan ahead

–       Take the line of least resistance

–       Place little value on trust and openness

–       Are rigid and inflexible

–       Avoid individual commitment

–       Learn from experience

–       Focus on the team’s objectives

–       Share information

–       Work creatively

–       Share responsibility for both success and failure

–       Persevere in the face of opposition

–       Ask questions and challenge assumptions

–       Plan for the future

–       Adapt to change

–       Work with energy and enthusiasm

–       Operate with honesty and integrity

–       Value each person on the team and the contribution they make

 Most Successful team in my company, apply the theories. An assessment of the importance of team roles using Belbin and the manager’s role using Blake and Mouton within the organisation. (assessment critera 1.2, 1.3)(500 words)

    • Belbin, why Belbin is useful to you and your team?
  1. 9 roles – who? Explain and who are the members (e.g. boss is the shaper, etc…)in my team?
  2. Most successful team in the organisation, what’s the team Composition
  3. Why Successful? E.g.
    1. Open & friendly – show evidence
    2. Collaborate and support each other
  • Profitability
  1. Efficient
  2. ……
  1. Success of the Company -> contribute (how they contribute e.g. no complaint, make profits…..)
      Explain a to d for each of the below
Action oriented roles shaper challenges the team to improve  
implementer puts ideas into action  
Complete finisher Ensures thorough, timely completion  
People oriented roles Coordinator Acts as a chairperson  
Team worker Encourages cooperation  
Resource investigator Explores outside opportunities  
Thought oriented roles Plant Presents new ideas and approaches  
Monitor evaluator Analyses theoptions  
specialist provides specialised skills
  • Using Adair’s Action Centred Model on leadership and team formation explain each stage in relation to developing teams. Express this using a flow chart format.  (Assessment criteria 2.1) (500 words) 

Apply Adair’s stage for each team formation.  Please use John Adair free articles, use 2 articles at least. 

Explain Adair’s Action Centred Model on leadership

Explain team formation

Explain the role of leadership using Adair’s model in each stage of developing teams (using a flow chart format)

Tuckman’s model (1965)

Five stages of development:

  1. Forming
  2. Storming
  3. Norming
  4. Performing and
  5. Adjourning 

Tuckman proposed the model for small groups, but the model has since been applied to teams (Berlin et al., 2012) and we can certainly verify that teams follow his stages.

Tuckman, B.W. (1965). Developmental sequence in small groups. Psychological Bulletin, 63(6), 384-99. 

  • Task 2
  • Plan and apply Herzberg’s and Maslow’s motivation theories to the organisation. Explain how open communication is encouraged within the team and evaluate ways to deal with any possible conflict between team members. (Assessment Criteria 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) (1000 words)
  • MAKE SURE REPORT LOOKS REAL AS IF YOU ARE A REAL CONSULTANT OR MANAGER. MUST GIVE PRACTICAL PLANS AN RECOMMENDATIONS ETC. 
  • Write down a plan: 
  • Approach 
  • Explain Herzberg’s motivation theory
  1. Explain Maslow’s motivation theory
  2. State the objectives of your organisation
  3. How does your organisation motivate employees?
  4. Plan how to motivate team members to achieve given objectives. Apply Herberg’s and Maslow’s motivation theories to the organisation to achieve the objectives / How can your organisation’s motivation method be explained in terms of the theories?  Note: It must be a real plan. How you do it step by step with a timeline. 
  • Provide a plan and recommendations as to how the team’s performance will be monitored and improved over the next six months; this can be a in a table format. (Assessment Criteria 3.1, 3.2) (500 words) 

Important: It must be a real plan in the formal report.  How you encourage open communication to support team development, STEP BY STEP , with/without a timeline 

Please also state:

  • What are the ways (state 2 at least) to resolve conflict? It must be a real evaluation in the formal report. How would you evaluate the different ways of conflict resolution, your recommendation for your company
  • Evaluate the ways of conflict resolution 

The focus is on team performance

  • Provide a plan on how to monitor the team’s performance against given objectives over the next six months. IT MUST BE A REAL MONITORING OF TEAM PERFORMANCE IN THE FORMAL REPORT; – HOW WOULD YOU MONITOR PERFORMANCE AGAINST OBJECTIVES
  • Provide recommendations on how to improve team’s performance against given objectives over the next 6 months (this can be in a table format)
  • IT MUST BE A REASONABLE RECOMMENDATION IN THE FORMAL REPORT;; HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE OBJECTIVES FORYOUR COMPANY 
  1. CONCLUSION

This will summarise the above report and highlight the main points of interest (50 words) 

Reference –

  • HARVARD REFERENCING
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOME RECENT REFERENCES, AT LEAST 8 OF THEM FROM 2014-2017 

Appendix – TO INCLUDE ANY SUPPORTING INFORMATION

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