The Features of Productive Working Relationships

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Developing Working Relationships with Team Members

Report Compiled By: Daniel St. Quintin

Report Compiled For: Claire Tilley

Due Date: 04/01/2011

Word Count:2,548
Contents Page

Productive Working Relationships5
Developmental Stages6
A Positive Approach8


This report has been compiled at the request of Claire Tilley on Unit 9- Developing working relationships with Team members. A range of sources will be used and are referenced within the Bibliography.


This report is designed to identify the benefits of productive working relationships and how they can be beneficial within any organisation, from Large, American Companies, such as GAP, to smaller more local organisations like a tennis coach. It also establishes just how important communication is, at not only sharing information, but resolving conflicts.

Productive Working Relationships

The term ‘team’ is imbued with a meaning derived, from games. However, a more appropriate use of the term would be to use it in the working world and in the business industry where the term appears to be used far more loosely. ‘Team’, (in this instance), can be applied to individuals engaged in a common understanding where their separate roles are non existent. Managers in many work places will talk in an avuncular fashion, (positive) about their team. When a team is formed, (a process that will be discussed later in this report), roles must be assigned to each individual. Now, some individuals may fall into their roles because they have to right aptitude/skills to do so. Others may not have such clear abilities and would need a role assigned to them. Either way Belbin’s ‘Team Role Theory’ is relevant here, as it states that there are nine specific roles that any individual can have within a team; The first Team Role to be identified was the ‘plant’. The role was so-called because one...
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