Addressing Challenges of Groups and Teams - Organizational Leadership

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Addressing Challenges of Groups and Teams Paper

Linda Newman
LDR/531 Organizational Leadership
Instructor: M. Aloysius Simpson
August16, 2010

Addressing Challenges of Groups and Teams Paper

In any group or team there are always challenges to face but in today’s world, more company’s are moving to group or teams as a way to handle large projects along with promoting more diversity in the workplace. “A group is defined as two or more individual interacting and independent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives” (Stephen Robbins, 2007 p.1). Groups and teams are becoming more popular because the idea is that more heads are better, and the quality of work improves with group and teams working together on a project Leadership in groups or team is the most important task for teams to be successful. Leaders direct the team, provides a mission and a goal for the team to follow and a time frame for completing assignments. Leaders are motivators, conflict solvers and they are the go between for management and the team. Leaders set the tone for the projects and make sure that team members are adhering to the time restraints and budget of the projects. In order for any team to succeed there must be a development training plan to follow to ensure that the team is working to the best of there ability. A team success depends on communication, and how well does each member communicate with each other. If communications break down or are misunderstood then the team projects will likely suffer too. Take for instance WorldCom and its problems and eventually the demise of the company, there were communications issues and also misconduct. A company’s success depends on the ability of the company to do whets right and have people and teams in place who have the same goals and morals to help companies succeed. “Communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another; it involves a sender transmitting an idea,...
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