Making Teams Work

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Making Teams Work
Sherry Anderson
Bryant & Stratton College
Management Principals: 215
Mr. Thomas Baltakis

This paper will explore some ways to effectively create and manage a team. There are many differing styles, so I will try and focus on the ones that I would chose personally; and match my style. With my style being eclectic, this is a pretty broad statement. I like to take, what I feel are the best ideas, and transform them into my own. I like to think that if given a team, I would be a great manager; being able to bring out the best is my workers. No matter what style you take on, you have to be ready to adapt at a moment’s notice. This paper will look at ideas and ways to accomplish this... View More »

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Also you could use a team building exercise, one of my favorites is team paintball; where I would put the two on the same team, so they can learn to work together. However, if the conflict is bad enough I would do something that would allow them to get the aggression out in a safe supervised manner.
In the course of the project it is possible for the team to lose focus, and need something to bring them back on task. Any good manager has taken many different courses to add to their arsenal of tricks, and can often use what they have learned to train the team to use, so they can resolve some of the lower level problems themselves; saving the majors ones for you. Giving the team a chance to relax and learn something new can be a welcome break; especially if they have been putting in long hours. Everyone needs a morale booster every now and then to keep the team, so make sure you leave some time to have some fun; doing so could help keep costs, and wasted time, to a bare minimum.
Even with all the right people and right structure in place if the manager is not a people-oriented person, then that alone can bring the team to a screeching halt. Technical know-how will only get you so far, then you have to have those people interaction skills to make the picture complete. People relate to people, not to the degree or skills that person possesses. This maybe the most important skill that any manager can possess, managers without it may not be a manager for long. “The success of a team depends on the people skills of a manager”, (Prithivira, 2008). People can easily tell the true ...

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