Effective teamwork

Posted by admin on November 13, 2017 in Articles

Effective Teamwork
Christina Rodriguez
SOC 110
March 7, 2016
1. What are the characteristics of effective team?
First step of any successful group is communication, the group should have a clear goal that is realistic. Typically in a group someone is the leader, but it may help the confidence and participation level of the individuals if the leadership role is shifted. During group meetings every member should participate and express their opinion. Let every individual have a chance to lead, also should feel free to express their ideas and input. If someone feels not appreciated, then there contribution could suffer. One issue that a lot of groups encounter is a particular individual not doing their full part. Each member does their part such as arriving on time, being prepared, doing their responsibilities they agreed to, and be open to ways to improve. Using effective listening techniques such as listen with an open mind, ask questions, give constructive feedback. If there are any disagreements don’t suppress the frustration, everyone has disagreements occasionally. The key is to not avoid it but talk things out calmly and smooth it out. Another good tip is if the team stops occasionally and inspect their development to ensure they are on track to completion.
2. How do roles, needs, and diversity affect teamwork provide examples?
With personality differences, backgrounds, and opinions people will clash sometimes this is inevitable. Someone’s culture can impact how they approach their work. People with different educational background, race, and even gender can further separate individuals. Although having diversity in a group can cause issues, diversity can also improve the group’s performance. Because it can increase creativity, better understanding of the goal, and problem-solving skills. When there is obvious diversity, there is a good chance of differences of opinion. This gives the team the chance to…