Friday, 27 June 2014

Teamwork Member Participation

Team goals and tasks required

Through teamwork, you become a contributor to the setting of the organization’s goals. Goals are the “big picture”. When they are broken down into manageable portions, they become tasks. Tasks must be measurable-they must be quantifiable and time-limited.

Goals should be clearly set and attainable. If team members contribute to the goal setting process they will have a vested interest in the goal being reached. They will then be more motivated and committed to achieving those goals. Each team member needs to fully understand the role he or she has to play and the nature of the tasks for which he or she will be responsible.

A goal is a target based on the results you want to achieve.

Team Cooperation to complete goals and tasks

A good team includes in its planning an agreement to cooperate with other members, so that the organization’s goals and objectives are met. By doing this it also draws on the strengths of its membership.

Through communication networks and sharing of information and problems, support is provided to members as that task is completed within given timelines.

Group dynamics

Group dynamics is a term used to describe the energy of a group or team working and interacting to meet a common goal. Group dynamics has a marked effect on both the quality and quantity of a team’s output.

Members benefit from the expertise of one another and gather strength and focus. A spirit of cooperation and respect becomes evident. The combination of personalities encourages team members to reach their potential.


The efficiency and productivity of a team are influenced by the way is which members communicate with each other. Members should speak and listen to individuals as well as the leader. Nobody should be left out.

Other factors which influence the effectiveness of communication are good listening skills and the ability to use and read body language. Body language messages may be conveyed by certain movements of our eyes, head, face, arms, hands, shoulders, or even they way we sit or stand.


The work environment may give team members an opportunity to:
  • Show support, encouragement, trust and understanding
  • Express their opinions
  • Contribute to the team’s goals
 Or give them feeling of being:
  • Restrained, punished or threatened

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