HNC Management Managing People and Teams Jack Welsh

Essay by BlackRussianUniversity, Bachelor's June 2005

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Synergy - "The potential ability of individual organisations or groups to be more successful or productive as the result of a merger".

Definition in Oxford English Dictionary 1993 Ed

Synergy is the outcome of successful team work which achieves greater goals through the collective action of the whole group. In order to get the most out of a team though, control and leadership is necessary.

There are many benefits of being in a team. Some examples are:

More resources to problem solving

Improved creativity and innovation

Improved quality of decision making

Greater commitments to tasks

Higher motivation to the collective actions

Better control and work discipline

More individual need satisfaction

There are two sides to the coin however, and some examples of the disadvantages are:

Personality conflicts

Differences in work styles

Task ambiguity

Poor readiness to work

There are two main types of teams - Formal and Informal.

Formal-Teams are officially recognized and supported by organisation for specific purposes.

Informal - not recognized on organisation chart and emerge as part of the informal structure from natural or spontaneous relationships among people.

All teams have team leaders. Performance of the team depends on his style of management and attitude. There are three main styles of leadership,



Laisse Faire

Each individual style has completely different policies:

The Authoritarian style means that the leader has 100% control and determines everything that should be done. The leader dictates step by step, so the next step is uncertain for members of staff. This type of leader will see themselves as a messiah type figure who is always above everyone. They will generally not take part in the team - only when showing how it should be done. This type of leader will always be direct and personal about the performance of his...