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Leadership In Teams

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Introduction:

Organizations develop numerous teams as part of their operational environment. These teams perform different activities, such as decision-making, advising, and investigating problem-solving options. The key to team effectiveness includes identification of the right members, appropriate empowerment, and combining various team members' strengths.

Tasks:

Conduct research in the internet for various approaches that can be used to build a strong and effective team. Based on your research, outline the following:

A team-building strategy that you will prefer to use to lead an effective and successful team from the front.

Steps that can be taken by you to empower your team members to make decisions to solve complex organizational problems.

In addition, mention the references from the internet site that you used in your response.

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There are a variety of methods that can be utilized to empowers individuals working in groups. My preference is to allow everyone to the opportunity to contribute to the decision making process. This is best accomplished through brainstorming sessions where all staff members are gathered, a problem is presented and ideas are solicited to resolve the problem(s). Having everyone on board with the decision(s) made is instrumental in garnering full cooperation from the team. In utilizing this approach, employees feel a sense of accountability and responsibility to the ...

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Groups that work by Blair, G. http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art0.html?http://oldeee.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art0.html

Team motivation by Grazier, P http://www.teambuildinginc.com/article_teammotivation.htm

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