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Managing Project Teams

Discuss: Managing Project Teams
The compositional needs of the team will determine how to find the appropriate members which leads to the maximum group cohesiveness. Each member should be selected based on their individual knowledge, skills (such as technical skills, problem-solving skills, decision making skills, and interpersonal skills), abilities and their ability to work and perform as a team member. Selecting members with excellent interpersonal skills in conjunction to different personality skills will add diverse opinions which could decrease, if not eliminate a situation of group-think.

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Managing Project Teams

Managing effective teams requires influence, insight, and encouragement to ensure the performance and productivity of a team. As a team manager, you must be able to match appropriate team members with appropriate team goals, manage team conflict, and lean and implement techniques that will add to the team performance and productivity. First decide what type of team is required, whether a long-term or short-term team, a problem-solving team (groups of 5 to 7 members from the same department who meet sporadically to discuss ways to improve quality, efficiency, and overall work environment), a self-managed work team (group of 10 to 15 members who assume responsibilities of formal management personnel), a cross-functional team (employees who have the same leadership titles, but from various departments, who unite to achieve a specific goal), or a virtual team (use of computer based programs to unite teams in various places in order to achieve a specific goal).

When determining the people that the team will be composed of, consider what each individual has to offer in terms of skills, cultures, and beliefs to achieve the highest diverse and creative results. The team members should be informed about the responsibilities required of them personally and their team mates, the main theme and common goal of the team should be clearly stated, and be prepared for any conflict that may become uncontrollable and set rules for conflict situations. Factors that should be considered in order to manage the team effectively includes outlining team roles and responsibilities, ask that team members to discuss the outlines roles and set schedules, set ground rules for conflict resolution, and set team incentives.

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When determining the people that the team will be composed of, consider what each individual has to offer in terms of skills, cultures, and beliefs to achieve the highest diverse and creative results. The team members should be informed about the responsibilities required of them personally and their team mates, the main theme and common goal of the team should be clearly stated, and be prepared for any conflict that may become uncontrollable and set rules for conflict situations. Factors that should be considered in order to manage the team effectively includes outlining team roles and responsibilities, ask that team members to discuss the outlines roles and set schedules, set ground rules for conflict resolution, and set team incentives.

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