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Create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation on one aspect of team dynamics. In the presentation, you must include a minimum of four references which must be properly formatted according to APA requirements. The presentation should have an introduction (with a clear thesis), a body (at least three main points), and a conclusion.

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The topic that I have chosen for my individual team dynamic paper is member's roles, and the reason that I chose that topic is because as a team we all need to verify what our roles are as a team member. A team is a group of people working actively together to achieve a common purpose for which they are all accountable (Schermehorn, 2005, G-12). Teams have always been a key factor responsible for the development of any organization, be it a business organization or be it a trust or a charitable organization or be it an essential service like hospitals and education or be it the functioning of governments. A team is put up with the objective of attaining a certain specified goal. The philosophy of a team is that the team will give a better output than the each of the team members working as individuals as collectively they can overcome all the weaknesses inherent in an individual. The team also serves an important function in that it helps the team member satisfy his social needs. Maslow has defined social needs as one of the most important needs which man looks to satisfy.

As indicated by Jeffrey H. Schweriner, "Most projects, no matter what the industry, require a team. Every team member has specified tasks designed to carry out the development and implementation of the project. But for successful projects, every team member not only performs their specified tasks, but members play a role as well. By definition, a role is defined as "a part or character to be played by an actor" (Random House 1979)."

Team work plays such an important role because good organization is the results of a well working team. Assigning roles and responsibilities to team members is crucial to set a clear direction for the team. The role of each team member needs to be defined clearly; this will show each person how they can contribute to achieving the goal. In this process, it is important to develop clear areas of responsibility, provide enough resources and make sure that each person is accountable for their actions.

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