Leadership & Team Building in the Project Environment

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Introduction Team building benefits the team as a whole. When people who rarely work together are forced to communicate, they can discover that they enjoy the interaction and continue to network and bond with different people back at the office. For many, working in team is difficult, for others is easier than working alone, not many people are able to respond to the commitment involved in working in a team environment. And there are usually time imbalances that are generated within work teams. Those who previously may not have been getting along will have to forget their differences in order to overcome an obstacle and their dislike is diminished as they work together for a common goal. Teamwork in the business environment By nature man is a gregarious creature, meaning that we are permanently looking for groups that we can be a part of motivated by different reasons like family, religion, social and academic preferences, etc. All members of a group seek to achieve a purpose when they meet, it might be the success of the team, a competition to excel managers for their results, etc. (LaFasto, 2001) For these reasons team building might be perceived as a selective process, because when a team is formed is usually the best possible individuals who are called to be a part of the project. The importance of teambuilding is based on: The roles of the participants: It refers to the knowledge, experience, expertise and skills of the team members in regards to the added value that each member will contribute, which allows the achievement of expected results by the whole team. Communication: it is a key factor that allows feedback between all team members, therefore enables the team to have an appropriate organizational cli... ... middle of paper ... ...ive process that promotes cooperation between employees, they become more effective and productive in the workplace and therefore the whole organization gets benefits from it. A team of highly motivated people brings better results than just one person doing everything at once. A task takes less time and computer benefit from the various skills that are offered by each individual member. Teamwork is a value that must be constantly promoted in the workplace. Bibliography • Hackman, Michael Z.; Craig E. Johnson (2009). Leadership: A Communication Perspective (Fifth ed.). Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc. • Heathfield, Susan M. (2014) "Keys to Team Building Success". Retrieved from: http://humanresources.about.com/od/involvementteams/a/team_building.htm • LaFasto, Frank M. J.; Larson, Carl (August, 2001). “When Teams Work Best.” Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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