Team Dynamics Case Study

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Factors Important to Ongoing Team Dynamics
Ongoing team dynamics take place after designing and launching a team. According to Polzer (2003), this is done to periodically assess team members’ collaboration patterns and work processes while working towards achieving their goals. The important factors to consider during this stage are: diagnosing and structuring formal team processes pertains to the task analysis to guide the allocation of a task by studying the dispersal of information, skills, and expertise among team members; diagnosing emergent team processes is anticipating and monitoring the actual behavior and interaction that emerges among team members; and assessing underlying identity dynamics, which pertains to who an individual is
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To ensure that this is achieved, evaluation guidelines for team function and productivity can be done using The Hill Model for Team Leadership. This model is “based on the functional leadership claim that the leader’s job is to monitor the team and take any necessary action needed to ensure the effectiveness of the team” (Northouse, 2016, p. 366). That said, it provides the leader a guide to help diagnose team problems and take appropriate action to address them. The model has four sections of layers. The first or the top layer pertains to the leadership decisions if the leader needs to monitor or take action in a given situation. Next is the level of intervention, which is either external or internal. After determining the level of intervention, the leader can now select the function of intervention. If it is external, environmental functions such as networking, assessing, and advocating can be done. On the other hand, if internal action is needed, leader musts determine if task or relational intervention is essential. In task, training, clarification of goals, and setting the standard is done. While, in relational, coaching, managing conflicts, and satisfying needs could be implemented. Lastly, at the last layer of the model, team effectiveness can now be determined through performance or task accomplishment and development or team maintenance. Team effectiveness centers on team excellence by getting the job done and maintaining a cohesive team (Northouse,
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