1.1 Describe what differentiates a group of people from a team.
A team is generally organized, with specific goals and usually with specific roles for different members of the team. A team is a group of people that works together for a common cause or goal.
A group is just a collection of people with something in common, such as being in the same place or having a shared interest.
1.2 Explain why it is important to establish a clear team purpose. establishing a clear purpose/goal is important so the group understands what it is trying to achieve. Without a clear goal or purpose, the team may not be able to identify when the task has been completed or finished. With a clear goal, the team can unify and focus on the objectives rather than determine what the objectives should be.
1.3 What are the implications of role ambiguity within a team framework with regard to:
a. Task achievement.
b. Team cohesion.
c. Personal achievement.
Task and role Ambiguity is responsible for much of the workplace stresses experienced in workplaces, as well as Inefficiency and poor productivity. People need to clearly understand their own roles and tasks and those of others in the workplace to enable them to work effectively and achieve the set goals/targets.
1.4 Why is it important that the team’s purpose and role be collaboratively developed?
Teams are expected to produce results, but performance is hindered when team members do not work well together. A collaborative team environment is essential for the team's success.
So although the initial purpose might be a directive for upper management, working collaboratively to detail the team’s purpose and goals helps to ensure that it is fully understood and agreed to by all members.
Without a shared goal/target each member of the team could be working towards different goals, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the team.
1.5 Charters, mission/ vision statements, memorandum of agreements,