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Teams and Teamwork as the Basis of Effectiveness

Bachelorarbeit 2005 37 Seiten

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Zusammenfassung

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction:
Nowadays, teams are seen in every organisations and the majority agrees to the advantageous position of teams rather than individuals. The term team is mentioned in the same sense like effectiveness, efficiency, problem-solving and success. Referring to numerous authors, during the last 30 years the utilisation of teams and teamwork increased dramatically. It is also mentioned that teamwork seems to be a winning formula. Nevertheless, some authors mentioned that teamwork is just a ‘fashion’ and is not always the best solution.
In the following, a critical literature review on teams and team building will be given. Especially effective team performance will be centred. In order to evaluate literature adequate, the conceptual framework developed by Bloom - ‘Bloom’s taxonomy’ - will be used. Within the review, an accurate and informed awareness of the literature of teams and teamwork will be demonstrated. Therefore, material of specific topics will be evaluated. The main part of the review covers: defining teams, evaluating teams, building teams, effective teamwork and its core competences. Likewise, main themes, methods, and philosophical approaches will be analysed. Furthermore, approaches for further research will be given. Beside, own interpretation, assumptions and limitations of the review will be illustrated. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION4
LITERATURE REVIEW4
UNDERSTANDING OF THE TOPIC5
DEFINING TEAMS5
EVALUATING TEAMS7
BUILDING TEAMS8
EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK10
CORE COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE TEAMS11
COMMUNICATION11
GOAL SETTING & VISION SHARING12
LEADERSHIP & DECISION-MAKING12
TEAM TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT13
TEAM SELECTION & RECRUITMENT13
FURTHER CORE COMPONENTS14
METHODS AND METHODOLOGY14
FURTHER RESEARCH15
LIMITATION OF THE LITERATURE REVIEW16
CONCLUSION OF LITERATURE REVIEW16
REFERENCES18 Textprobe:Text Sample:
EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK:
Agreeing to West and Salas et al , there is much confusing about characteristics of effective teamwork. Due to that, several authors tried to give a ‘recipe’ to create, develop, and enhance effective teams and teamwork. Referring to the more functionalistic reviewed literature, several characteristics about effective teamwork occurred. In order to classify core competences to guide organisations, effectiveness and effective teamwork has to be defined. In the following part, several key aspects which are required for effective teamwork will be highlighted […]

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Seiten
37
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2005
ISBN (eBook)
9783836623148
Dateigröße
359 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v226195
Institution / Hochschule
University of the West of England, Bristol – Business Administration
Note
1,5
Schlagworte
team teamwork effectiveness teambuilding communication

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