Team Work, Communication, and Ethics
This article reviews the importance of team work in an organization. The components required to have a successive form of leadership will be explicitly enumerated for better understanding of the primacy of team work in an organization. Ideally, working as a team has been seen to result to incredible benefits in a particular organization or group that are embracing it. Virtually, it is in this view that this study would attempt to establish some of the factors that make team work realize their core objectives in their operations or activities. Moreover, the study would further establish why the management do emphasize on the impotence of teaming up. It is incumbent to state that team work encompasses cooperation, effective communication, collaboration, giving others opportunities to express themselves and adhering to the ethical values for the success of the team in order to avoid controversies and entropy in the system. On the same breathe, the article would attempt to provide succinct explanation on why at times some groups are not successful in their daily activities. This will focus the objectives and goals of the said team. Above all, an array of examples are given to ascertain how the human resource or even an instructor may inspire their group to achieve their core goals in their work. This article also highlights some of the factors such as preparedness of the group to work together and further underscores the motivating factors that drive most of the people anticipate working in team rather than performing their work independently (Conaway & Laasch, 2012). Basically, from this point one is going to understand or get numerous advantages of team work as opposed to working independently in an organization. The review of literature would be of primary importance in sourcing relevant information and making comparison of different aspects and ways in which team work is applicable in an organization or institution for this case.
Raman and Singh, (2012) define team work is the idea of a group consolidating their effort together for the betterment of the organization or the activity they are assigned to perform. This goes along way building mutual relationship among the members and able to cooperate together for the success of their task. The basic principle in team work is able to understand each other and accommodating them in the group by giving them ample time to express their views.
Team effectiveness is the ability of the members to arrive at workable solution having involved all the members in the decision making. The driving force in the efficacy of the team squarely lies on the ability to try to allow an aura of opportunity for all the members to be at par with the rest so as to feel fully integrated in the system and realize incredible profits (Schlachter & Hildebrant, 2012). Primarily, to be able to achieve the desired objectives of the group, it is important for them to fully engage every member in the task without discrimination whatsoever.
Team performance is the result or the outcome that is evident after completion of the task designated. It is ideal to state that performance is commensurate to the level of cooperation of all members involved. Performance of the team or group is centrally pegged on the ability to understand the personalities of very member in the organization (Roebuck, 2012). Generally, human being possess different traits and personalities and once everyone has taken keen interest in understanding personalities of their colleagues , there is higher likelihood of them working together smoothly and harmoniously in the organization.
Team communication is the willingness of the members to reach consensus on a given task by making constant consultation. The team leader ought to fully effectively communicate to its members and able to organize them well for the good progress of the assignment they are entitled to (Matousek, 2012). It has been observed in numerable instances that the success of the organization is generally pegged on the effective communication which solely leis on the conveyance of communication at the right time.
Motivation is another crucial component of team work as there are some of the factors that continually motivate some members to feel affiliated to a particular group and wish to progress with them.
Cooperation is a key word for effective group and this basically implies the ability to relate with each other for the accomplishments of the task in a clear and efficient manner (Eggert, 2012). The members ought to be very cautious in executing their activity so that they accord everyone an opportunity to fully take part in generation of their idea for full integration.
Team spirit is a very noble element in consolidation of the effort among the team. Team members may have divergent views and perception but that should not be the limiting factors in carrying out their activities (Laskin, 2012). Ideally, the differences in opinions and ideas are aimed at consolidating the team as it shows an element of making independent decision without basically being influenced by others for the common goad and good of the organization.
Allen (2015) accentuates that group cooperates together in the view of accomplishing assigned task successfully. Ideally, a group comprises of smaller number of individuals who have decided to come together for the common goal and reason. Since it is a smaller team, there is higher likelihood of the team to be effective if all the members bring the ideas on board to the success of their mission. The ideal thing with teaming up is that everyone is held accountable and this therefore enhances accountability and full participation of all parties involved for this matter (Collins, 2012). The fundamental principle for every group is to set up a clear policy and guideline that everyone ought to adhere to for them to realize the core objectives as provisioned in their agreement. Clear policies allow the activity to be conducted in a fair and just manner and thereby avoid issues of entropy and anarchy among members. This is also aimed at reducing issues of dilly dallying or even procrastination which is the common feature of most of the group due to lack of clear guidelines in their activities.
According to Ferrell (2015) communication is very noble element in putting together individuals from diverse background. This aids the group to settle at a better choice or options that are readily available to accomplish their task diligently keeping in mind the principles of team spirit which should rejuvenate their activities for the success of their activities. There are number of time that the team member are expected to encounter problem, they would be able to solve those challenging issues through taking immediate step of meeting all the members and chatting the possible solutions for the problem central to their activity (Markoff, 2015). Team communication results to productivity in an organization.
Ordo?n?ez De Pablos, (2015) asserts that most organization prefer their employees to work as a team for the generation of good profits in the firm. Their multiple disadvantages that arise as a result of failure to observe effective communication to the latter. However, before looking at the limitation of tat it is incumbent to fully exhaust the benefits of communication in an institution. The team members through their cooperation and collaboration may be able to innovate something incredible for the growth of the business r the organization they are working for. Different ideas emerge in a group a factor that makes the accomplishment of a task to be very sophisticated and heightened for that reason (Stanwick, 2014). Team work aids the concerned parties to continue with their activities on daily basis so as to accomplish the stated successful (Walker, 2015). At the institution of higher learning, team work is very instrumental and has been seen to realize productive results when the students work together. Ideally, team work befits all the students who are assigned a given activity to carry out since as one explains a concept to their group. In most cases, students who have difficult in understand a specific area may have an opportunity of grasping a concept well if they are assigned a particular group to work in. At the University level, team work has been observed to be one of the effective way of making students perform a particular task effectively. This is because different expertise is exuded from the said individuals and thereby adding value to the task to be accomplished (Dowson, 2015). Virtually, the aforesaid concept binds everyone to be dedicated in performing their part diligently and when they are amalgamated, great results become evident. Teaming up also motivates an individual to attempt a task which would have been difficult if at all they would have been left alone. The success of a team is only evident when every individual is accorded an opportunity to play their role to the latter and seeking for assistance when they are required to do so.
Moreover, it demystifies the concept of individualism and propagates for cooperation at all level which eventually results to harmonious and good cordial relationship among students or employees. As earlier indicated, when a task is performed by a team rather than an individual, it becomes very easy and therefore builds one’s spirit and trust to continue performing the same in future (Burstow, 2015). Adequacy of skills and experience or innovation is a general characteristics of team. On the same breathe, one’s interest to discover more is elicited in the event of learning an activity as a member may discover something that they previously did not know. A group inspires one to be always active in their role which eventually results to fruition for the team. The common denominator for team is that the success is for the team not an individual and thereby there is need for every member to obliterate the idea of individualism in their operations. To add on that, colleagues have to trust one another by being open and willing to share sensitive information that pertains their activity on daily basis (Catellani, Zerfass & Tench, 2015). There are various ethical standards that ought to be fully observed in a team. This should be clearly enumerated and made clearly for all the members to abide by them so as to avoid an element of laxity among some few individuals who may be tempted to fully depend on the effort of their colleagues. Ethical consideration are very instrumental as they ensure that everyone is fully engaged in activity as there is no leeway for laziness. High performing groups or teams religiously observe tis to the latter. The leadership in team is also important as it is the one that determines how the team members relate to each other. It is ideal for the members to select a leader who is inspiring and ready to challenge them.
Bell & Martin, (2014) alludes that the primary role of linking team work, communication, and ethics is for the realization of benefits and positive results which propels the spirit of the group. Linking the three aspects aids the individuals to see others as equal members and avoid the level of discrimination in the team. Team work as earlier mentioned encompasses other attributes such as clear communication, performance and able to observe ethical standards. When the three elements are synchronized together, the results is multiple fruits. The team members may be fully bolstered when the said principles are religiously adhered to as it becomes the guiding factor in their daily operations (Boylan, 2014). There is a great distinction between just normal group and the elite group. This difference is clearly evident in the manner in which the members of the said groups interact with each other. The elite group is going to carry themselves in a professional manner and treat each members as partners in their business putting into consideration the ethical standards explicated in their service.
On the other hand, the normal team or group may treat each other as normal friends and thereby this may result to lack of seriousness if they are commanded to perform a given task as they may opt not to do it since they know that it may be done by one of the team member. This therefore shows lack of professionalism in one instance of the team and this calls for stringent measures to be initiated across the board to avert any case of abscond of duty at the expense of being in a group (Daniels, Hunter, Mcghie, Horn, and Van Jaarsveldt & Van 2014). Practically, clear modus operandi is a very vital element in consolidating the team for better realization of their main objectives. Conversely, some individuals have taken team working as an avenue to abscond duty. This in turn has left burden to some few individuals who greatly put their effort to meet the set standards of the organization. The other setback of team is that one individual may take overall control of everything and end up bulldozing the others or in other words being the domineering person on the task and thereby rendering others useless or of no great importance (Hickson, 2014). This may in turn make other to shy away from taking part in the cooperation and thereby individualizing the whole idea. Similarly, teaming up also kill the individual’s initiative to strive to achieve a particular goal. It is for this reason and many that caution has to be taken into account for proper workability of things.
To avoid ambiguity and misunderstanding among the group, there is need to prepare every individuals prior to the commencement of activities of a group. This would in turn boost the individual’s commitment for a particular work. It is also vital for the administration to be encouraging their employees to work as a team due to great benefits that is exhibited from it. This is mostly effective if the managers do take part in the team rather than being commandeering force (Louche & Hebb, 2014). Team managers do succeed in this as they do engage fully their workforce in their activities by taking part in that duty which motivates others to do so. The core principle of most of the team managers is to lead by example. At the university level, the students have to take their initiative role to see to it that they team up with like-minded individual for their own good. This is aimed at avoiding those individuals who are going to solely depend on their effort of their colleague rather than participating at equal measures with others for the success of the team. Team effectiveness, team communication, and cooperation come as a result of team work.
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