Developing Yourself as a Team Leader M2.01
Understand the role and responsibilities of the team leader.
1.1 Outline the role of the team leader.
A team leader’s role is to instruct a group of people, providing directions and guidance to the team in order to ensure the completion of tasks. A good team leader will motivate and inspire his team, solving problems and empowering others to do the same. A team leader should lead by example and be able to ensure the group work well together in order to promote team spirit. They should ensure that each member of the team receives the correct training in order to perform their duties. Each individual in the team brings their own skills and specialisms to the group. A good team leader will recognise these skills and delegate appropriate tasks to the individuals most capable. If the team leader sees gaps in the skill sets required within the team they should fill these gap either by providing training for a member of the team or requesting the employment of individuals to meet the teams needs.
My main activities are to delegate appropriate tasks to the right members of the team. To communicate between department heads, managers and the team members and ensure the necessary information is provided to allow an individual to complete their tasks. I make decisions on a daily basis and within the limits of my authority. I offer advice to members of the team, help them to solve problems and achieve their goals.
I am Accountable to my line manager and in turn the head of department. I am responsible for the members of the team and also the systems we use to complete out tasks and projects. It is my responsibility to ensure the servers we use are up to date and the software installed the latest versions. When a large project is under taken it is my responsibility to ensure that each member of the team has the tools they need available to him or her. An example would be if a member of the team...
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