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Lost at sea and landing on the moon
An effective team is made up of a range of people with different quality and skills all aiming to work together to create a final output in the highest quality possible, whether it is a new product or an idea. It is simply defined as a limited number of people who have shared objectives at work, who co-operate, on a temporary or permanent basis. In my case, this group was temporary, therefore only lasted for a short period of time. In order for the team to reach their goal they must set aims and objectives in order for each team member to follow. An effective team involves a leader who will communicate and encourage each member to contribute their ideas, in order to get an array of opinions. The atmosphere must also be calm and laissez faire as this will enable team members to el comfortable with each other encouraging them to voice their ideas as well as feeling comfortable and settled. In addiction team members must be open to constructive criticism as well as learn from others within the group.
During class we were split into groups of four to complete a task called “Lost at sea”. This activity outlined the application of both Belbin’s team work roles and Tuckman’s team development. Dr R. Meredith Belbin identified ways in which people behave when put into teams I believe that Bonnie was the shaper of the group. She was able to set objectives and priorities and guided the team towards the completion of the task. Bonnie also had lots of ideas and challenged other group members if she did not agree with their way of thinking. However she often spoke over their group members creating slight arguments and bad attitudes between certain team members. I believe that the team worker within the group was Katie. She was very caring and very person orientated. She ensured that everyone’s opinion was heard improving communication within…...

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