To understand how team dynamics affects work teams.

To understand how team dynamics affects work teams.

To understand how team dynamics affects work teams, you must first understand what team dynamics is. The dynamics of a team is defined by the willingness of its members to participate, their ability to resolve conflict and the general make up of the team. Team dynamics can be described as a diverse group of individuals, working towards a common goal. It may be the glue that holds a team together or the dynamite that destroys it. Too often individuals are thrown together and expected to reach a common goal, without any guidance or assistance at all. People need to understand team dynamics, how they’re affected by them and how to use them to their advantage. Let’s face it, in today’s business world, companies depend upon teams of individuals to develop new products, reduce cost, while increasing production and become problem solvers. Truly, team dynamics and the affects it has on work teams can break or make a business goal. Team dynamics comes into play once a particular goal is set. It will affect the outcome of that goal and the amount of time it takes to reach it. Once a team is created, there are certain roles everyone tends to take on within the team. There is the leader, the researcher, and of course the non-worker. A good leader knows what direction the team is going and where each member can best be utilized. An experienced leader can pick up on each individual’s own talents and use team dynamics to their advantage. You may have one team member that has the ability to organize, while another may have excellent writing skills. If a team is to reach its final goal, it’s important that every member has the opportunity to use their skills to the best of their ability. Also, it’s imperative that each member does their own share of contributing to the team effort. If it becomes apparent to other members that one individual is not supporting the overall goal, it can cause a ripple effect and ultimately lead to t…


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