Tompkins defines Organizational communication as “the study of sending and receiving messages that create and maintain a system of consciously coordinates activities or forces of two or more persons.” (Michael B. Salwen, 1996) There is a lot a person earns achieving a goal, but more can be achieved when working in a team. Organizations seem to have this idea in mind. Eighty three percent of businesses reported the fact that they work in teams. Organizations practicing business communication in a team is dated to ancient times. Today we look at teams in organizations from a leader’s perspective to study the role or a leader and how they contribute to the effectiveness of a team.
“You cannot build a great team without great players. That is a fact. As the saying goes, “You can loose with good players, but you cannot win without them.” So there are two choices- train them or trade them.” (Maxwell, 2002) A team starts with a leader which is a valuable player in a team. It is the leader who arranges teams and regardless of the level of experience in a team an individual has, they can contribute with endless qualities of talent a creation of masterpiece. The role of a leader involves many responsibilities. Coach your team, and communicate with them. Encourage your team to work hard and establish high standards. Reward the team when their performance is over the top. Manage diversity and team effectiveness to improve the organization.
Building a team is not an easy task. A leader first needs to find a purpose or reason to build a team. The reason could be to create a product or new service for a company. Once the idea is set, a leader needs to arrange the perfect team. It is important to arrange a team with a range of talents, and with the right amount of people to work on the project. Team interaction is also beneficial as it brings a more effective result to the project. Speed, distance and boundaries are three other important aspects a leader needs to consider when building a team.
A team is a group of people organized to work together, but together doesn’t always mean face to face. Numerous businesses have several locations around the world which may work together to complete projects. Teams are formed in combinations of different organizations and/or departments among other companies. Some teams work virtually due to the distance that has taken place, but as said these teams are formed by leaders to complete projects, create products, and modify functions for the organization. “The individuals who will succeed and flourish will also be masters of change- adept at reorienting their own and others’ activities in untried directions to bring higher levels of achievement.” (Maxwell, 2002)
In a competitive market, virtual teams have responded to the needs of a rapid market, low costing due to the economic crisis and quick problem solving. Virtual teams are designed to connect or attach a range of talents and expertise of employees by...