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"Team Motivation": Techniques that can be used to manage change in an organization.

Imagine that you have started the turnaround in your (once failing) division. You have been able to do a lot of work yourself, but now, you realize that you need help to make this transformation happen. More and more firms are relying on teams to help fulfill their mission and goals. While workers in this country have historically been socialized to perform their tasks individually, the team concept today is readily embraced by millions of employees. Most managers realize that workers bring their own individual levels of motivation to the workplace. However, they may not be aware that there are certain specific factors that can contribute to a team's overall motivation level once those employees begin to blend together collectively.

You turn to your mentor (an older and well-regarded leader in another industry) for help. She reinforces to you that regardless the stage of development a team is in, motivation is essential to maximize the team's performance. She recommends that you read the works of Peter Grazier. He has identified six key ingredients that must be present to create highly motivated teams. Read his article entitled Team Motivation at this link

"Team Motivation," (http://www.teambuildinginc.com/article_teammotivation.htm). Then, write an e-mail (2-3 paragraphs) to your mentor addressing the following issues:

1. Select two principles listed and discuss your opinion of how they reflect good concepts for effective management.
2. Describe some specific techniques that can be used to manage change in an organization. Explain how these techniques are consistent with the principles you selected.

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Why a team

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. Teams have always been a key factor responsible for the development of any organisation, be it a business organisation or be it a trust or a charitable organisation or be it an essential service like hospitals and education or be it the functioning of governments. In fact a lot of International development and understanding is achieved only through a sense of team spirit among various countries.

1. Select two principles listed and discuss your opinion of how they reflect good concepts for effective management.
Clear Purpose
The most important thing in the success of a team is that the purpose of the team is clearly laid out and each member of the team understands his role within the team towards attaining the goal.This task of ...

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This solution discusses techniques that can be used to manage change in an organization in approximately 600 words.

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