BSc (Hons) Business Management Top up

RBM5004

Leading & Managing Teams

Assessment 1 High-Performance Teams

Date of Submission: 03/10/2022

Word Count: 2000

Student Name: Timea Abram

Student ID:1918167

 

Leading & Managing Teams

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

In this report, the focus is on various ways to encourage high-performing teams. In addition to various practical principles such as teamwork, creativity, and motivation to impact the high performance of a team in the organization along with Leadership style, emotional intelligence, attitude change, stress, etc. have also been described. And it has been described how they affect the performance of the organization as a whole. Therefore, apart from the quality of its products and services, an organization should also focus on these practical principles. Which helps him to get a competitive advantage.

Leadership factors that encourage high-performance teams

Under good leadership, a leader gives his subordinate employees proper guidance from time to time so that the employee can fulfill any work efficiently (Nguyen et al., 2020). A leader leads some employees. During leadership, the leader assigns some Tasks to his subordinate employee and also gives some instructions on him how to fulfill them. Therefore, to fulfill any special purpose, giving the proper guidance to the employee leader is the main basis of leadership. So that employees will follow their guidelines and make their work and contribute to the progress of the entire organization along with progress. On the contrary, If the subordinate employee of a leader is not committed to work on the scheduled time limit, then he can also be punished by the leader, which is fulfilled for better performance. Apart from this, the leader is given equal importance to all the members of the team, the same rules are applied to them, and all members are satisfied with their leader. It is very important to be effective when leading a team. That means if leadership is not effective, then subordinate employees will not be able to complete the work before the deadline. In this case, There may be a lot of difficulty in achieving goals and objectives successfully in an organization. Therefore, the leadership quality of a leader, there is a better capability to lead people in unexpected circumstances. an effective and good leader learns easily through his intellectual skills people who are working under them, what is their interest and what is their basic needs. how to manage them while completing their basic needs. and how to get better performance and impress. The leadership style of a good leader is always to try to provide a safe and positive workplace culture to the adjacent members. An effective leader is not shouting by making changes according to the demand of the employees and his only purpose is to create an effective team (Shamutz et al., 2019). A leader always coordinates with other members of the organization, so that organizational goals are achieved at a certain time (Gandolfi and Stone, 2018).

Use of Emotional Intelligence to create high-performance teams

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and control the emotions of another person. If the team leader of an organization has this capability. as a result it, reduces the personal stress of the subordinate employee as well as creates job satisfaction in them. Other than this, employees are also likely to perform better in teamwork. And teamwork is always beneficial for both the employee as well as the organization. because of teamwork individual skills get flourished as compared to the previous. whereas an organization can easily achieve the specified goal and objective. and also may gain a competitive advantage in the market. Apart from this, If employees of an organization have a high degree of emotional intelligence, they can also be comfortable with each change. And in the most difficult situation, by overcoming anger, one can handle the matter. Hence, it is an essential skill to have a good personal image.

Effective Teamwork

An effective team can be built when all the team members have a clear vision of the goal and agree to complete it on time (Chowdhary & Murzi, 2019). For Effective teamwork, the team leader who leads a team must be effective. All the members of the team have been handed over some work to their expertise by a team leader. as well as it is also seen whether he can do or not that particular work. If they are not able to do then the team leader gives proper guidance and suggestions as needed. Apart from this, if they need any training, the training work order also arranges. The only purpose behind all these is to form an effective team, in which all members of the team become more efficient in their work. And can fulfill their target within the scheduled time limit. The toughest to toughest goals are easily achieved through teamwork, as many people work together as a team to achieve a goal (Fürstenberg and Stawicki, 2021). Along with this, When several members are working in a team, it is important to have trust along with communication among them. If there is no strong communication between the team members, they remain cut off from their co-workers. And are not able to discuss their point of view for any project. The main goal of teamwork is to establish relationships between people from different social and educational backgrounds (Fathi et al., 2019). As a result, neither they can learn anything from each other nor can they bring creativity to work. communication is the only medium through which one can understand how good they are at their job, and what needs to be done to improve their performance (Haitao, 2021). As a result of teamwork, each employee has a reduced workload, making them less stressed at work and at the same time more satisfied with their work (Galeta-Williams et al., 2020).

Creativity and team development

Creativity comes in any work only because of positivity. If the environment around us is positive, then creativity comes into our thinking as well as motivates us to learn from the people around us. It enhances our ability to work with other people i.e. teamwork. And also enable us to face different challenges. Employees from different backgrounds work inside any organization. Diversity among employees can range from educational background, and experience as well to culture, nationality, religion, race, gender, age, beliefs, values, behavior, etc. Having this diversity in an organization has many benefits as well as challenges. Similarly, a team can also be made up of people from different backgrounds. In which each member has his specialty and expertise. When people from different backgrounds are working together, they learn a lot from each other. Their different ideas for any project bring creativity to a team. And that’s where innovation comes from creative thought. Innovation contributes significantly to the growth of any organization. And helps in gaining a competitive advantage in the market over rival companies. The success of any team is achieved only as a result of creative thinking. because When the divergent thinking of many people leads to team creativity which fosters innovation as well as growth. Creativity is always the factor of amazing results, results which may not have been imagined by anyone till now. (Okpara, 2018). An organization can attract more customers and gain a competitive advantage in the market by bringing creativity and innovation to its products and services (Teodorescu et al, 2018).

Motivation factors to manage effective teams

Motivation is a way of changing the way a person thinks and behaves. Motivation plays an important role in the success of any person. A person can be inspired by any other person or event. And what inspires you to want to bring it into your life. Therefore, Motivation brings a change in the behavior of a person and these changes can be positive as well as negative. If the change is positive then it makes a person better than before along with self-improvement. There are two types of motivation: intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Driven by intrinsic motivation, a person finds personal happiness in doing whatever he or she does. Whereas motivated by external motivation, whatever a person does, is mainly to gain some external recognition or reward. In any workplace, employees are mostly motivated by external motivation and try to improve their performance so that they get some extra benefit in the form of reward. It is also a fact that if the employees are not rewarded for their better performance by the organization then they will never want to improve their performance. So an organization should motivate the employees from time to time so that they can perform better. Thus, motivation is a very important factor that helps in accomplishing organizational goals and objectives. Moreover, motivation in a workplace makes the employees satisfied with their job and also tries to maintain friendly relations with the customers of the organization. Thus motivation helps to achieve organizational goals as well as create a positive image among the people.

Attitude Change and team management

A positive attitude brings self-improvement and career progress to an individual somewhere. It is an essential ingredient to lead individuals toward success. Similarly, as an employee, a person has a positive attitude towards their job and company, then they will work to advance that company or business. And will always keep ideas for the better performance of the organization. Whereas employees with negative attitudes only mean that they work as much as the company pays them for. They will never show extra effort in their work. They are not concerned with the performance of the organization.

A team leader should always keep his attitude positive. The positive attitude of a leader or manager of an organization brings a positive attitude in the employees. And the employee’s engagement as a team also remains. which also increases the morale of the entire team. And the employees as a team try to perform better. Therefore, by focusing on a few things a leader or manager, the attitude of the employee can be changed. Like what change in the workplace gives happiness to the employees.

Stress management and team performance

Due to the stress of the job, the mental health of the employees is affected and their work performance deteriorates. On the contrary of it If the job stress remains low or goes away, then the employees work more engaged and loyal towards the organization, due to which the overall performance of the organization improves as well as there is a possibility of an increase in the overall turnover of the organization. So that to reduce the stress of an employee, an organization should organize activities with extra circular activity from time to time so that their mind gets refreshed as a result of those activities. Apart from this, the organization may be fixed some incentives or rewards for their better performance. because people feel less stressed when motivated by encouragement and rewards. In a workplace, employees can be given promotions, salary increases, bonuses, gifts, and paid vacations in the form of incentives or rewards. Inspired by this positive feedback and rewards, the employees do their work with full potential and more diligence. And always try to do well. Every employee’s effort to perform well can lead an organization to success and help in achieving competitive advantage as well as organizational goals. Stress causes a person’s vital needs to remain unfulfilled, but stress eventually leads to motivation (Dunmaid et al., 2019)

Conclusion

Through this report, it is concluded what factors affect the high performance of an organization. An organization gets a competitive advantage in the market due to the quality and value of the products and services provided by the company. also if an organization pays attention to various practical principles such as teamwork, creativity, motivation, leadership style, emotional intelligence, attitude change, stress, etc. then also obtains a competitive advantage in the market. These factors also influenced the overall performance of the organization as well as the team. So an organization should always pay attention to these practical factors to improve performance and competitive advantage.

 

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