In this session, we will discuss the definition of team management and features of team management, types of team management, the importance of team management.
Definition of Team Management
According to the definition of team management. Team management refers to the group of members. Team management defines working together to achieve organizational goals. In the organization, it is impossible to work individually to achieve the organizational goal but team management easily achieves organizational goals because team management is all about working with your team to help them collaborate and be more productive. So that team management is an important concept in every field where individuals with different skills work together to achieve common goals.
According to James stoner:- A team is two or more people who interact and influence each other toward a common purpose.
Definition of team management define by Ricky Griffin:- A team is a group of workers that functions as a unit, often with little or no supervision to carry out organizational functions.
Stephen Robbins defines team management:- A team is a group of people whose individual efforts results in a performance that is greater than the sum of those individual inputs.
In other words, A team implies a high degree of coordination among its members, along with a shared belief that being willing (achieving team goals) is not only desirable but the very reason for the team’s existence. Any team is, therefore, a group but unfortunately, not all groups have the high degree of interdependence and commitment to success that we traditionally associate with the concept of a team. Although the desire to achieve a high level of commitment and coordination is common among organizations using teamwork, the nature of a specific team varies considerably. So team build esprit de corps, free up management to do strategic thinking, permit faster decision making, facilitate workforce diversity, and increase performance and employee satisfaction. (definition of types of management).
In the session on the definition of team management, we will also discuss the features of team management.
The features of team management can be dedicated to the following points.
- There are 5 to 10 members in a group of consisting.
- Team goals is a collective performance. it is guided by specific team goals. To goal achievement by all members of the team. So that members are team players.
- Team measures performance in terms of collective team effectiveness. The outcome is synergy through collective output.
- The leader who can lead the organization shares his role with the group team. It is self-directing and self-managing. There is role clarity of members.
- The accountability is individual and mutual in the team.
- Skills are multiple and complementary to the members of the team.
- Team members discuss and decide how through the activities problem solving by the meeting. They do real work. They are action-oriented.
- The team gets rewards based on his performance.
In the session on the definition of team management, we will also discuss the Importance of team management.
The Importance of team management can be dedicated to the following points.
- Effective team building
- productivity booster
- promotes learning
- Employee satisfaction
- Increased performance
Effective team building
Having the right person, doing the right job. According to the employee’s educational qualification and personality traits is essential for the whole team and to squeeze out maximum efficiency. This is why previous education is important for employees too. One of the benefits of team management that is promotes team building in the workplace. (definition of types of management).
The relationship between employee and leaders are good also the teamwork and communication are also goods then increases productivity and organizational objectivity. if employees can’t get a clear vision of their responsibility, then they can’t increase better productivity. So that the good relationship and clear communication is the most important for the productivity booster.
Teamwork involves promotes learning because there are new and experienced employees are working together in a team. So that teamwork promotes learning and offers an exploration of new ideas and perspectives. Furthermore, cooperation suggests an exchange of skills which leads to different results for further success in the various domain of life.
There is the most important point towards an understanding of the team management increased employee satisfaction. if employees are satisfied with the behavior of leaders then the leaders provide the timely completion of projects with the utmost satisfaction of the customers. The healthy environment of the workplace also creates a sense of achievement in the employee. (definition of types of management). Having the right person, doing the right job. According to the employee’s educational qualification and personality traits is essential for the whole team and to squeeze out maximum efficiency. This is why previous education is important for employees too. One of the benefits of team management that is promotes team building in the workplace. (definition of types of management).
The team is a key driver for increased performance. This is extremely difficult to achieve an organization has to meet the target on time and without teamwork. In the organization individuals alone, can’t easily make decisions single-handedly or carry out tasks. it might seem counter-intuitive, but individuals do thrive through a team.
At last in an organization lies compaction among the benefits of teamwork. of course, not the negative kinds of compaction that tear teams apart. But the healthy level of competition which pushes team member to become better and better over time. (definition-of-team-management)
There is most important point towards an understanding of team management is called motivation. In the organization, there are working many employees so that the employee needs to time to time motivated. which can be achieved by the best delegation of exciting tasks and provision of added incentives for their considerable efforts. (definition of types of management).
In the session on the definition of team management, we will also discuss the types of team management.
The types of team management can be dedicated to the following points.
- Functional Teams
- Cross-Functional Teams
- Virtual Teams
- Self-managed teams
- Matrix team
- Contract team
- Operational team
- Problem-solving team
Functional team: – A functional team is a type of team where the members are involving in the same department but they are with different responsibilities and also it is a permanent team. These types of team managers are responsible for everything and each and every member of the functional team are reports to their manager. So that these kinds of the team are the typical top-down management approach that we will be seen in most of the business organizations. Across each and every business organizational team, prioritize workplace culture is important, the foundations of which are trust and communication.
Just take, for example, you are the manager of the functional team then it is sure you want to take your team to the next level, then consider running a program in-house to improve communication by giving your team member the tools to give feedback without causing offense. Additionally, it is clearly getting clear on the whole individual teams’ goals, identity, and preferred support methods to increase productivity and individual workers’ engagement. (definition-of-team-management)
Cross-functional team: – Cross-functional teams are those types of teams that are made up of individuals from different departments. Also, these types of teams are tackled specific tasks that require different expertise and inputs. It is only possible when different teams need to work on a project combine each other to get the best outcome. If teams have been operating in a ‘silo then it can be a difficult dynamic to navigate when the approach up until the point of collaboration. It’s most important that the various personalities and perspectives are embraced, and that the whole in those the cross-functional team is working to their strengths.
Virtual Team: – Virtual teams are those types of teams that are made up of individuals who work in different physical locations and who rely heavily on technology and collaboration tools to achieve a common goal. Those types of teams have to provide their members with a better life-work balance and allow business owners to employ the best experts in the field, regardless of the fact that they live on other continents.
So, let’s discuss those types of business organizations, which give a better life to their employees and also give opportunities to their employees to make the owner of their own business. That’s one is WordPress, yes WordPress is that type of business organization, which has to gives the golden chance to their employees to make their own business organization’s owner.
Also, we will be discussing the types of virtual teams. A virtual team is three types of teams, that’s one is time, also the second one is space, and the last one is culture.
Time: – Time is those types of virtual teams, which is defined as when employees work for the business organization. They all are could work during different hours, on different shifts, or in different time zones.
Space: – Space is those types of virtual teams, which is defined as where people work (right next to each other or hundreds of kilometers away).
Culture: – Culture is those types of virtual teams, which are defined as how and whom people work for. ‘Culture’ dimension includes factors such as gender, age, race, language, profession, education, nationality, social, as well as political, religious, economic factors, etc.
Self-managed team: – A self-managed team is a type of team, which employees of the same business organization work together and even though they have a wide array of objectives, their aim is to reach a common goal. In this type of team, there isn’t a manager who has to guide them. So that, these types of the team have to power to make their own decision. As a whole team member has to individually, bring a certain skill set to the table to make informed decisions, complete assignments, or deliver services for customers. (definition-of-team-management)
So, let’s discuss those types of business organizations, which decided to implement self-managed teams. That’s one is software company Valve in 2012, yes software company is that type of business company, which has too decided to implement self-managed teams.
Matrix team: – Matrix team is that type, which characterized by a “two-boss system. Here an individual reports to a different manager for various aspects of his work. these types of the team are the product of a Matrix management approach. Also, in any business organization, these types of the team, which help the top managers to retain control over the project without being involved in decisions.
Contract team: – A contract team that’s is one of the outsourced teams where their members are tied down by a contract. The client can easily cut all ties to the team after the project is accomplished and the contract has ended. In those types of teams, where their project manager displays very is a crucial role. like that, in the business organization, the project managers have to maintain constant communication between the team members and customer, to compensate for the lack of the team’s physical presence, to bear full responsibility for project success or failure.
Operational team: – An operational team is that type of team, which can deal with supporting other types of teams. It is formed to make sure that all office processes go smoothly.
Operational teams may have their own projects and function as they also have well-defined roles and responsibilities.
Problem-solving team: -A problem-solving team is usually temporary. It is focused on solving a specific issue. This kind of team may be created after the financial crisis or any unplanned event or challenge. It is aimed to come up with solutions to help the company climb out of a steep recession.
Once guidelines are set in place and plans are formed, the task forces and committees are disbanded. (definition-of-team-management)
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Great post! I’ve been working on my own team management skills for a while now and this article has been really helpful.