Name: Man Lai Yau
Student No: AES3142
Organisation Behaviour E- Activity Week 7
Please read the following case study from your prescribed textbook and answer the 3 questions at the end:
Case Study: Why don’t teams work like they’re supposed to?
Q1 What do you think of the elements of successful teamwork Hackman has identified? Do you believe these elements are necessary for effective team performance?
In my opinion of successful teamwork by Professor Richard Hackman that have three points:
1. Organizations establish projected-based teams and then reconfigure them, without considering the stages of group development that might have occur before the team can achieve full performance. Sustain need to be in place, like group-based rewards, and clearly defined group responsibilities
2. Teams should be kept small and have the consistent membership to minimize the types of coordination tasks that take up valuable time.
3. Successful teams also have assertive, courage leaders who can wish authority even when the team resists direction.
I have believed that Hackman he mentions above factor is necessary for effectiveness team performance.
Q2 Can you think of other conditions necessary for teams to be effective?
I think communication is the other necessary for the team to be effectiveness. I was working before that I am not well of communication, my a teammate always misunderstand and confuse my meaning. After this situation I believe good communication can help to team will have well relationship with our teammate, which can in turn improving discipline and efficiency in workplace.
Q3 Imagine you’ve been asked to assemble and lead a team of high-potential new hires to work on the development of an international marketing campaign. What specific steps might you take early in the team’s life to ensure that the new team is able to avoid some of the problems Hackman identified? Is there any way to break down the overall group goal into subtasks so individual accountability can be enhanced?
When people who have to lead a new team of newly hired employees, firstly, I have to know and understand to strengths and weaknesses of my group member. which levels to which group members are attracted to each other and are motivated to stay in the group managerial significance. Leadership specially important in multi-team systems, Leader control ability to be more effective in more responsible and senior roles, also an engagement to commit to the organization and stay in challenging roles. A new team is one that is able to cooperation effectively, well communication and focus on a task. The team development was very positive, enthusiastic and productive. These included time management and avoiding distractions. My team was able to use its strongest characteristics and interdependence upon each other to overcome these problems and complete the task.