Lesson 2 Discussion
Primary Post Assignment: Team Performance, Productivity and Rewording Teamwork (20 Points):
Module 2 focuses on performance, productivity, and rewarding teamwork. Based on your understanding, discuss the following.
How to achieve team productivity:
What conditions need to be in place for teams to excel and why?
Suggest ways to design teamwork so that threats to performance are minimized.
As a manager, how would you reward teamwork?
Response Post Instructions (10 Points):
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s learning resources and other sources.
Read at least two of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond to one of those posts in one of the following ways: See posting/discussion requirements.
• Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence or research.
• Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
• Make suggestions based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Attached are the posts that we need to respond
Main Post should be 350 words
And each response should be 150 words(300 Total for 2 responses)
The team leaders and team member collaboration and communication is the key to the success of the project. Hence, the organizations must ensure that there is an open communication system and where the information is passed and discussed in detail between the team members. We can see how every group will have a certain number of members where everyone has a unique personality and ideology and maintaining peace and communications without any misunderstandings is a quite challenging task for the company. Hence, for the teams to reach the expectations of the company and excel in the tasks assigned to them the organization needs to have certain conditions in place like having specific deadlines to accomplish the tasks given to them (Al-Rawi, 2008).
Also, one must ensure that punctuality is maintained in the office. The conditions like every employee must be reporting their day to day tasks in a timely manner to their respective managers, etc should be in place to ensure that the employees are not lazy and are being productive. Also, the office environment greatly influences the employee’s productivity like any misunderstandings between the employees, showing partiality, not giving respect to the employees, or not attending to their problems, and not providing safe working environments are all some issues that will affect the productivity of the employees (Al-Rawi, 2008).
Hence, the organization must design certain company policies and ensure that everyone follows those policies. This will create a sense that everybody is treated equally, and no partiality exists in the company. A clear promotional policy will also clear all misunderstandings if any in the team and overall, in the organization. As a manager, it is the responsibility to ensure that the performance of the team members is not disappointing. Hence, to boost the employees and encourage them to perform well I will always give them the freedom to make their decisions and think creatively. I will also reward such employees with promotions and encourage them to be more productive. Here, to enhance the efficiency of the teams and the teamwork I will reward them suitably. The rewards like if any team successfully completes the projects within the stipulated time and budget and also efficiently utilized the resources then I will openly announce the team’s efforts and their achievement to all the employees and also reward them suitably that will encourage them to continue in the same way and also it motivates the other teams to perform in a better way (Manzoor, Ullah, Hussain & Ahmad, 2011).
Manzoor, S. R., Ullah, H., Hussain, M., & Ahmad, Z. M. (2011). Effect of teamwork on employee performance. International Journal of Learning and Development, 1(1), 110-126.
Al-Rawi, K. (2008). Cohesiveness within teamwork: the relationship to performance effectiveness–case study. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 1(2), 92-106.