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Team Creation & Development

Identify how project team members are selected.
Identify team building strategies.
Identify potential areas of conflict within a diverse project team.
Identify techniques for reducing the probability of dysfunctional conflict.
Identify conflict resolution techniques that will be used when conflict arises.

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Introduction

Team is a group of individuals with different skills and characteristics who are committed towards achieving a common goal. For a team, to be effective there should be clear purpose, informality, open communication & participation, clear roles & work assignments, consensus decision making and shared leadership. Team's performance would be effective if each individual functions effectively. An effective team assists an organization in accomplishing its goals and objectives effectively and efficiently with increased productivity (Luthans, 2004).

Selection of Team Members

Project team members should be selected by focusing on the required skills and characteristics for performing a particular job. An effective team, for the completion of a particular task should be selected according to the nature of the task, size and duration. The team members' skills (like technical skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills and decision making skills); personal characteristics, flexibility and preferences should be considered while selecting team members for a project (Luthans, 2004).

Project team members should be able to work for a common purpose for a period of time. The formation of a team increases the likelihood of foundation, duty assignment and getting together of a group of individuals for performing on a project. There should be coordination in individual leadership roles ...

Solution Summary

The response addresses the queries posted in 804 words with 2 APA references and looks into the concept of team and its importance in the organization, the use of team development, some ways to select the members for the team, strategies to build an effective team, potential areas of conflict and conflict resolution.

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