Why Teams Are An Essential Part Of The Leading

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1. Teams are an essential part of the leading facet of the P-O-L-C framework. Looking at the team role typology, how might you categorize the roles played by the members of Pret in this case? • The P-O-L-C framework, has been a reoccurring topic in these case studies and has been used to describe management processes throughout the book. P-O-L-C stands for, planning, organizing, leading and controlling, which is an exceptional framework for companies to establish themselves and keep them afloat. The discussion in this case, Pret A Manger, involves the teamwork that Pret builds itself on. In 1986, Pret A Manger started planning their company with a vision and mission to provide healthy, inexpensive food while avoiding preservatives and chemicals, as well as establishing a well-oiled team structure. In the organizing section of the framework, Pret designed its company to be able to provide for their customers for a low price, but also having high-quality items. For the leading aspect, this is what Pret mainly focuses on with it’s employees. The leading framework consists of decision making, communication, building teams and motivation, and Pret does a good job of doing those things with its employees. While Pret has general, and assistant managers, the team members actually play a very important role in the company, by deciding on who is actually hired and who is turned down. With this process, it gives the team members a chance to connect with the company and their co-workers and make decisions with the organizational structure, which in turn reduces employee turnover. The team members for Pret play an important role in the leading and controlling stages of the framework. In the controlling framework, managers and team members wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, emails, etc. But, as for my opinion, I would much rather work with a group face-to-face. 6. After completing this assignment, in your opinion what was the largest size this group could be to be effective? Why? • From working in previous groups, as well as this one, I believe that groups that are bigger than 3-4 people could not be as effective of a smaller group size. If a group were to contain 5 or more people, that could cause arguments with the many different opinions and ideas and the group possibly could not be productive. I believe that a group of 2-4 is the perfect size, because while still being able to get the job done, you would be able to get it done efficiently and without argument (mostly). Also, another factor with smaller groups opposed to large groups, communication is better between fewer people while it can be construed between more people.

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