Characteristics Of Successful Business Teams

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Team According to Katzenbach and Smith “A small group of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they are mutually accountable”. (Smith, n.d.) Types of team: Functional Team: Work together daily on a cluster of ongoing and interdependent tasks. Problem Solving Team: Focus on specific issues and are empowered to take action within defined limits. Cross Functional Team: Bring together the knowledge and skills of people from various work areas to solve mutual problems. Permanent Teams: These teams perform on a permanent basis and are not dissolved once the task is accomplished Temporary Teams: Unlike permanent team temporary teams loose their importance once the task is accomplished.…show more content…
The team has a specific purpose. 5. In a team performance goals are set by the team members. 6. In a team there is a collective work product. (Arnold, n.d.) Characteristics of Successful Business Teams: Definiteness of Purpose: Definiteness of purpose is one of the success secrets of the world’s most successful business management teams. Successful business management teams know the company’s goals, objectives and vision at their fingertips; and they focused in the pursuit of the company’s objectives. They know their specific role in the company and they concentrate on this role to make sure that the business objecives are met. Specific task: Teams require tasks that make a tangible contribution to the organization and are consistent with the team purpose, ability and attitudes. Task need to be sufficiently motivating for team members to share responsibility and accountability for achievement (Sundstrom et al. 1990) Clear Goal: The group has set clear and demanding performance goals for itself and has translated these performance goals into well-defined concrete milestone against which it measure itself. The team defines and achieves a continuous series of small wins along the way to longer goals.…show more content…
They know that the company’s success or failure is dependent on the decision they make so they take charge and execute their plans without fear of the consequences. Rotation of leadership The leadership of the team shift from time to time. So every team person get a change to apply their leadership skills on team for enhance the performance of team. (Smith, n.d.) 1.2 Assess the importance of team roles in successful business teams. We can assess the importance of team roles in successful business teams by studying different team models. Belbin Team Role Model: In (1993) Belbin came up with a theory on the role of individual team members which states that every team member is unique and possesses unique behavior which might affect the performance of the project as a whole. Belbin used self-perception inventory questionnaire in his research in order to identify team roles. He found nine different roles and he categorized those roles into three groups. • Action oriented: o Shaper (SH) o Implementer (IMP) o Completer-Finisher (CF) • People Oriented: o Coordinator (CO) o Team WORK (TW) o Resource Investigation

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