Discuss The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Working Within Teams

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Advantages and disadvantages of working within teams or groups with reference to relevant business communications theory This essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working within teams or groups with reference to relevant business communications theory. We live in an age where effective and efficient communication is critical to ensure a high performing team or group. In most organisations working within teams or groups is extremely common. Blanchard et al. (2007) has suggested that the reason for this approach is that the world of business is rapidly evolving and that the work required of organisations is constantly changing and become more complex. Therefore many organisations prefer to have a team of multiple people to cope with demands of change and to support the level of knowledge required.…show more content…
Communication is the process of transferring of information. Viswanathan (2010) says communication can take many forms of verbal and non-verbal methods which may include speaking, writing, gestures, expressions, listening and body language to name a few. All of these things should be taken into consideration to ensure an effective means of sending and receiving information. How and what information is sent may not be received in the same manner intended. Therefore the way information is transferred from a source to the receiver or receivers can directly influence a situation and outcome in a positive or negative manner. Recently I have experienced an example of where ineffective communication disadvantaged a teams performance. An organisation I work for had recently implemented a new computer system for managing client files which requires an Annual Statement to be produced. A project team delivered the new system and provided an online training module to create an Annual

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