Running Head PROACTIVE PLANNING 1
Effectiveteamwork is important to the running of an organization when strong,they make it through tough times of a company. To have a good unit, amanager must make a conscious effort to help employees as individualsto work as a group. Good performance and positive relations need tobe developed so that members can work seamlessly (Fapohunda, 2013).Managing a team is a difficult task and leaders need to have specificcharacteristics that help in creating efficiency, managers who lackthese qualities can learn to better themselves and become better atit.
Managersunable to create a functioning, efficient, self-directed, and highperforming team may be facing the challenge of having members wholack diversity. With participants of the same expertise andinterests, a unit may not achieve its goals. Communication is anessential component, if and when members treat themselves asindependent, the communication suffers. If the leader does notcommunicate to the unit, the project flow is broken, and goals arenot attained (Fapohunda, 2013).
Inan organization, conflict cannot be avoided, how members handleconflict is very crucial to a team’s development. The workingenvironment of a group also affects their performance. Theenvironment needs to be conducive for effective operations. Lack of ameeting place can hinder progress and development too. Units needmanagers to provide direction and purpose, because lack ofeffectiveness impedes the growth and achievement of goals. A strongleader that will guide and hold members accountable for their actionsis needed (Fapohunda, 2013).
Roleconfusion is another characteristic of ineffective teams. A managershould assign each person his particular role. Otherwise, memberswill not understand their specific duties, or they would choose notto go through with them. As a result, there would be chaos. Forfruition and productivity, a manager should identify the strengthsand weaknesses of the members so as to determine areas of priority.Successful teams have clear objectives that are collectively agreedupon, aims and objectives that go parallel with the company’soverall strategy and plan (Mauboussin & Callahan, 2014).
Managersthat have excellent organizational skills know where to start onprojects so that they can see it through to completion. Withexcellent organizational skills, he will be able to set the team’shierarchy, structure, and composition to make a successful team. Amanager should be able to perceive what is happening to the group andthe environment. He needs to identify issues, assess and work outwhat is not and be open enough to state when mistakes are made. Heshould have reason and a clear head. A good leader should be good atconflict resolution processes and educate members in the methods(Mauboussin & Callahan, 2014).
Agood leader has a sense of diversity he scouts for individuals whoare different and can introduce vision and propositions to the teamin matters regarding gender, age, culture, and ethnicity for success.Innovative thinking is a major characteristic in a manager, he shouldbe good at brainstorming, and be willing to grow from outdatedpractices. Innovative thinking brings about risks. Therefore, themanager should be able to adapt to change and not cave in (Mauboussin& Callahan, 2014).
Businessmanagers should hire those interested in sharing the workload andresponsibility with others. And with work ethics that will enablethem to strive through tough times to ensure projects are done welland on time. He should be able to select employees on how much theyare willing to devote to their job (Mauboussin & Callahan, 2014).
Appreciationis a quality necessary for good managers to form a highly successfulteam. He should be able to express his gratitude to members for ajob well done, and choose employees with respect to how much they arewilling to give to their duties. He should be able to define rolesfor each member, and match tasks to the abilities and talents ofindividual employees (Mauboussin & Callahan, 2014).
Toestablish effective teams, managers need to learn the power ofworking together for it is the source of success. The right peopleshould be chosen to complete the functions of a group with the rightpersonnel, work will always be done efficiently and effectively.Managers should learn to delegate duties, only then will members of ateam be productive because they are trusted. Managers shouldconsistently monitor the progress of their duties to ensureeverything is going according to plan (Mauboussin & Callahan,2014).
Successfulnegotiations, confrontation, and conflict resolution requirepreparation. Managers need to establish goals, identify trade-offs,and list alternatives to solve problems promptly. They also have toanalyze past relationships, identify expected outcomes, and recognizethe consequence of winning or losing (Zohar, 2015).
Managersneed to learn how to minimize confrontations and resolve conflictsconstructively. By being exposed to positive attitudes, strategies,and behaviors associated with successful negotiations. Buildingnegotiation skills allow the setting of goals, prevent conflict, andbuild confidence. This enables them to resolve their differencesthrough cooperation and team building exercises. Learn how tonegotiate win-win arguments by making deals rather than blaming orhiding their real motives. To function effectively in challengingsituations, managers need to learn to control their anger, diffuseit, and focus on resolution (Zohar, 2015).
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