Projects and Teams

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1.INTRODUCTIONTeams are a part of everyone's life. You're a member of a family team, an extension staff team, and church, school, and community teams. As a result, there is a need for teamwork; organizations are confronted with increasingly complex problems with many dimensions. For example, the energy problem has implications for extension programming in agriculture, family living, community development and youth development programs for both rural and urban people. (Dyer, 1997 p. 139) So it's appropriate that people try to understand how to function effectively as team members.

Many organizations in today's society focus on teamwork. This is largely due to the complexity of organizational environments and the need for change as jobs become larger than one person can handle. A team is a small group of individuals embedded in an organization who have the same common goal and work toward this goal in a joint effort. This may be a small organization where everyone is a team to a larger organization where there are many teams.

Teamwork is achieved through the successful building of the team, the team process and the team dynamics.

The objective of this paper to discuss the importance of teams that centered around team development,team roles,managers’ responsibilities, and also the core dynamics that drive an effective team for successful projects.

2. DIFFERENTIATION OF THE TEAM FROM THE GROUPA team is a group of people coming together to collaborate. This collaboration is to reach a shared goal or task for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. A group of people is not necessarily a team. A team is a group of people with a high degree of interdependence geared towards the achievement of a common goal or completion of a is not just a group for administrative convenience. A group, by definition, is a...