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MGT501 Human Resource Management GDB Solution Spring 2014

In an organization, a team consisting of five members was selected for R&D (Research and Development).  This team had been working efficiently within the organization. Then, the CEO decided to send this team abroad to evaluate the possible outcomes of organizational participation in an upcoming trade exhibition to be held in America. All members were directed to work collectively and there was no individual assignment.

Discussion Question:

Do you think CEO’s decision to send the team to America is right? Why or why not, discuss in the context of team building.

Solution: CEO’s decision to send the team to America is right.

The benefits of teamwork include increased efficiency, the ability to focus different minds on the same problem and mutual support.

Many organizations rely on teams. Universities and colleges have included teamcommunication and team management in their courses of study. There are many benefits to teamwork. Some of these include:

  • Better Outcomes: Teamwork can lead to better business outcomes because the team can bring more resources to bear against a challenge and there is more oversight to reduce risk of poor individual contributions. For example, in healthcare teamwork is associated with increased patient safety.
  • Efficiency: When a team is able to work well together they accomplish more than individuals can do alone. This helps a company save money while being more competitive in their market.
  • Better Ideas: A good team is made up of diverse members. When these members apply different skills to the same problem, they come up with a moreeffective solution than one person working on the same problem.
  • Mutual support: When teams work well together they are supportive of one another. Mutual support can encourage people to achieve goals they may not have realized they could reach on their own.
  • Sense of Accomplishment: When members of a team work to achieve specific goals, there is often a greater sense of accomplishment than what an employee may feel when working on their own.

1.Sharing of ideas
2.Motivational – not wanting to let the team down. Shared targets and aims for the team to meet.
3.Employees needs – employees have social needs, go to work not just for the money but for human contact with workmates etc. Employees can therefore be happier in a team.
4. Support of each other for example  more experienced members can help, mentor and develop the less experienced members.

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