Leadership And Management

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Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management

Effective Team Performance in a Health and Social Care Settings

Characteristics of Effective Team Performance

A team is defined as a group of people with different job titles and also have cohesiveness among each other. There are many different roles of team members and they are responsible to perform their respective role in an effective manner. For instance, when I was in a situation where I needed to manage the team, I have realized that it is important for the members to have strong bond ande coordination with each other and share common goal. The most effective teams are those who are aimed at performing their tasks in order to achieve common goal. I have also learned from my experience that the performance goals of the team must be communicated clearly to the members. It is also important to provide friendly and comfortable environment which can enhance their skills and capabilities and perform their tasks more effectively (Allen, 2004, p. 127).

Challenges in Developing Teams

Developing team requires leaders to follow the four main phases of team development. These phases were introduced by Bruce Tuckman including forming, storming, norming and performing stage. In a professional environment, when I was managing my team, I needed to follow compnay's goals nad objectives during formation of team. Throughout my experience, I realized that I have to face manay challenges in each of these stages in order to develop more effective teams.

Forming: it is the first stage of developing effective team where members have different feelings for their work; therefore, as a team leader, it was important to clarify their goals and objectives in meetings and discussion.

Storming: In this stage I have faced different problems of dealing with my team members. Some of my team members were overwhelmed by the work they have to do and some team members were uncomfortable. This was the stage when my team has actually started working. Therefore, they have asked me different questions about the goals and tasks which was a challenging aspect.

Norming: This was the stage when my team members started giving me respect as a team leader. The main challenge which I have faced at that time was an overlap between storming and norming behaviour. When I assigned a new task to my team members they again came into the storming stage behaviour.

Performing: This was the stage when my team understood the actual goal and started performing in order to achieve the common goal. One challenge which I faced in this stage was the delegation of work to the team members.

Challenges Experienced by Established Teams

Following are the examples of main challenges which I have experienced by established teams:

Challenge 1: Personal agendas being priority

In the developed teams it is necessary that the results should be based on teams instead of individual results. Therefore, I have created the conditions whether success or failure was the result of team efforts instead of individual ...
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