Team weakness identified from the Evaluating Teamwork Processes Rating Scale: Experimentation and creativity: Reporting and responding Report what happened or what any issue/s or incident/s involved that contributed to your choosing to identify this as a teamwork weakness. Why is it/are they relevant? Respond to the incident/s or issue/s by making observations, expressing your opinion, or asking questions. A lack of experimentation and creativity was high within my group throughout the collaborative process. The team was easily agreeable as it appeared most members all shared the same ideas, and concepts on how this assessment piece would be completed. Some would see that sharing the same ideas and agreeing on concepts would be as positive, …show more content…
Although one of the greatest benefits of working in a group is the inspiration and ideas that can result from team discussions, it seems as if my group did not capitalise on this opportunity. When running ideas by one and other, there is a lot more scope for creativity in comparison to working on a project alone. This assignment also brought together people from different backgrounds and different majors, creating an almost perfect environment for discussion and inspiration. However as my group becoming friendly and trusting extremely quickly there was a lack of task conflict, due to a lack of disagreements when ideas where put forward. “Task conflict may force the team to renegotiate goals and make better sense of problems, which has been linked to better and more original solutions in experimental studies” (e.g. Redmond, Mumford & Teach, 1993). Shalley and Gilson in 2004 go on to say that this may trigger creative solutions in solving problems and meetings goals. More recent studies done by Allwood and Martin in 2008 recognise the potential from innovative solutions is at the highest and most beneficial when the level of task conflict is …show more content…
How would I deal with this next time? What might work and why? Are there different options? What might happen if...? Are my ideas supported by theory? Can I make changes to benefit others A simple reconstruction of this practice would be to next time suggest more task based ideas and solutions, in the hope that this would create more discussion as the theory states. It has long been suggested that some degree of task-focused disagreement can enhance team creative performance (e.g. Jehn, 1995).However as mentioned briefly above the problem is not lack of ideas, it is the lack of friction between members due to all ideas being agreed upon and not discussed. How does one support task conflict within a group? What can be done next time to improve on the negative? Task conflict is primarily based off people feeling confident in sharing ideas and alternate solutions to a group, whereas the group can feel just a confident to refute or rebuttal those suggestions. In an effective team environment, members feel confident in suggesting their ideas and disagreeing with others. Anderson and West (1998) and Taggar in 2001 have both stated that creative performance can only be successful when teams members operate in a supportive
Contents Task 3.1 2 3.1.0 2 3.1.1 2 3.1.2 3 3.1.3 4 3.1.4 4 3.1.5 4 Team Activity 1 4 3.1.6 4 3.1.7 15 Summary 15 3.1.8 16 Team activity 02 16 3.1.9 16 3.1.10 22 Summary 22 Task 3.1 3.1.0 Team is collection of individuals to get together and coordinate with each other to achieve a common goal. (Authors view) “A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project. Team members (1)Operate with a high degree of interdependence (2) Share authority and responsibility for self-management (3) Accountable for the collective performance (4) Work toward a common goal and shared rewards(s). A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus
Teamwork is important for all industries to take on new encounters and complete strategic responsibilities. Teams pull the involvement and information of an assorted group of employees together to achieve a short-term or continuing mission. Some teams work tremendously well together, while others appear to fall apart or essentially delay development. Knowing the fundamentals of effective teamwork can benefit maintaining and building high-performance teams throughout the organization. Some of the elements found in an effective healthcare work group are commitment and trust.
There are ways for an organization and a team to prepare for conflict and maximize their potential rewards. Levi suggests that the best way to prepare for a conflict is to create a safe communication environment that allows for constructive criticism/ controversy (145). In other words, team members should encourage open discussion and make sure their group feels comfortable sharing their opinions. A group can also engage in preemptive conflict management, such as developing cooperation and trust-building among members and create contracts to identify how to handle certain situations (Levi 146). Trust building is a concept we have discussed in class, and I think it is crucial to an organization.
There are two authors of this article. C.K.W (Carsten) de Dreu and John R. Chambers. De Dreu is a professor of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam since 1998. He has also specialised in neurobiological and psychological foundations of cooperation, conflict, group decision making and creativity in humans. These alone I feel provide him with the background necessary to understand
Be open to other people’s suggestions and always accept responsibilities for your decisions otherwise how would your team members believe in what you have to say. Influencing team members can help reach desired outcomes and easier to manage changes within the organization. You may use one or more combination for the push and pull influencing style. One push style is to use logic, points out the loophole in an argument and then offers an accounts of proposal. On the other side of the coin is the pull side, Clear message and openness to suggestions if team members are committed and open to offering ideas.
INTRODUCTION The word ‘team’ can be defined as a group of people working together towards a common goal. A team also generally is known as a group of people with different skills and different tasks, who works together on a common project, services, or goal. Then, the important thing in teamwork is ‘collaboration’, which is the act of working effectively with others to achieve a common goal. Collaboration acts as the lifeblood in the team, even the team is not large enough, but the collaboration is required.
The strongest teams are when each group member understands their own strengths and weaknesses well. Unfortunately, it is not easy to honestly evaluate one’s strengths and weaknesses but there are assessments such as; True Color that provide insight. After taking the True Color and Clifton Strengths finder assessment, I realized the best way for me to cultivate a positive team environment is clearly understanding my role within the group early-on, providing a logical perspective for decisions, and identifying others strengthens and weakness so we can offset one another. Additionally, Leader-Membership-Exchange theory, known as LMX, is important towards establishing a successful team. The combination of all these elements result in teams achieving their goals.
In essence, teamwork can be defined as a group of people working in the same direction and for a common purpose. Teamwork requires individuals be a team player and to be able to work well with others; after all, there is no “I” in “Team”! As with any endeavour, we faced some initial setbacks. With this being our first college team assignment, we were all treading on unfamiliar territory.
Productive conflicts are the seeds from which any and all meaningful relationships grow. This in itself requires the team to be able to talk about the problem at hand without any kind of personal attacks and instead focuses on what is best for the team. This allows team members to feel comfortable sharing their true opinions and thoughts without any fear that they may get reprised or criticised. The leaders themselves need to be careful not to try to resolve a conflict with temporary harmony and solution in order to protect certain members of the
Functional conflict improves the quality of decisions, stimulates creativity and innovation, boosts interest and curiosity among group members, provides the medium through which problems can be shared, and fosters an environment of self-evaluation and change. Good conflict doesn’t allow a group to passively “rubber-stamp” decisions that may be based on weak assumptions, insufficient contemplation of relevant alternatives, or other debilities. Conflict challenges the status quo and therefore, leads to the creation of new ideas, promotes re-evaluation of group goals and activities, and increases the probability that of the group’s responsiveness to
During the debate when a point was made it was usually supported by two or more people adding validity to the argument. However one area of improvement that we could have worked on as a team was distributing who spoke more evenly. I feel like we did improve on that on the second day because the people who spoke the most stepped back a bit so others could speak. Gathering research and presenting were the hardest parts of the
INTRODUCTION: Groups and Teams are prominent features in an organization. Almost everyone in an organization is a member of one or more groups. In recent organizations some degree of coordination is needed not only for effective working environment but also for achieving organizational goals. Work is a group based activity and if an organization wants to function effectively it requires good teamwork.
Introduction Conflict is unpleasant, but inevitable throughout life. In any situation involving two or people, conflict may arise. Conflict can be defined as, “any situation in which incompatible goals, cognitions, or emotions within or between individuals or groups lead to opposition or antagonistic interaction” (Learning Team Toolkit, 2004, pp 242-243). People come from different backgrounds and live through different life experiences therefore, even when working towards a common goal, they will not always agree. Major conflict that is not dealt with can devastate a team or organization (Make Conflict Work, 2008).
We initially found some team members didn’t really understand what the difference between discussion and dialog was, but we were able to gain a shared meaning through effective dialogue. We had several successful team development aspects such as (1) our team was able to understand the difference between discussion and dialogue, (2) our team gained a better understanding why ground rules are necessary to achieve effective dialogue, and (3) we gained a better understanding how the twelve components of compassionate communication can be a good tool to help build trust, resolve conflict, and help build a stronger relationship among members. The unsuccessful team development aspects were: (1) initially one of the team members was discourteous by talking over the other team members and didn’t allow them to effectively participate, but this was rectified by me bringing it to his attention that he was doing this and the fact that he needed to be respectful of his team mates; (2) we got off topic several times, which caused the meeting to last a lot longer than the one hour I had scheduled this meeting for, and (3) I did not create an agenda for this meeting. Some team development experiences that could be done differently next time I am a facilitator are: creating an agenda, distributing the agenda before the meeting, and striving to do a better job staying on topic during the meeting keeping
In order to solve a problem, every member of the team must be in it together and have each other’s backs. Team players cannot single one another out. A team is all working together for a common goal: to please the customers. Things may get messy, and we may get frustrated, but working together to solve the problem is the best action to take. Nobody comes into a job hoping and praying to ruin someone’s day.