Lead team effectiveness: Conditions by Hackman
Case study 1
A) Ensuring the effectiveness of the 5 conditions by Hackman
The five essential conditions identified by Hackman is meant to form an effective team that with collaboration and achieve effective results. To ensure the application of these conditions, it is important to have a real team who has a daily pressure of job commencement. The team lead will be driven to achieve a single objective or goal (Olaiya et al. 2016). Framing a effective teamwork structure can only be done after knowing the members very well to understand their strength and weaknesses.
Moreover, a supportive organizational structure depends on the workplace culture of the company.
B) The existence of the conditions in your team
Among the five important conditions of team effectiveness conditions such as compelling the members to work in a common goal and a common objective and planning a structure that would encourage teamwork already exists in the real team. However, there is an absence of supportive organizational context and an expert teamwork coaching.
C) Improvement plan
The two of the most vital conditions that are missing out from the team needs to be included in a team to gain a most effective team operational structure.
In order to bring in a supportive organizational structure where the organization supports creative work environment and positive leadership can be incorporated to motivate the work of the employees and reward in different modes.
Moreover, an experienced person having a skill in manning teams can be hired to provide an effective teamwork coaching.
Case study 2
- According to Teresa Amiable, giving timely feedback, showing team support and recognizing good work publicly reflect a good leadership style and an effective team management. In comparison among the two teams, dave have an effective approach towards manning his team rather than James. Dave was a more effective leader who used to monitor team progress in a reasonable interval and he reported his own work progress to the team. Furthermore, unlike James, Dave gave always recognised good work in public. This reason makes it more likely to rate for Dave as a team leader because of the positive attitude he carries.
- James management style does not encourage creative work environment. This style can be incorporated into teams working under a definite production procedure such as in a manufacturing industry. James keeps a constant noticing of the individual work and has no urge to campaign for the project and gather information that would help. This is germane in the case of a production process in a manufacturing industry where a leader has to lead a team under specified circumstances and keep a daily record of the individual work progress.
|Reasons for team failure||Potential impact on the team||Solution|
|Absence of trust||An absence of trust in the team destroys the team cohesion where people cannot maintain a steady collaboration in their job (Leo et al. 2015).||This is the responsibility of the team leaders to increase the team cohesion. Regular team games, outing or organizing parties can increase trust among the team members (Johnson & Avolio, 2015).|
|Fear of conflict||Silent conflict among the team members is very harmful in destroying team cohesion and bonding among the team members.||Maintaining an open desk policy where any team member can come up and give their feedback or reveal their needs and issues can help to mitigate the impact (Kukenberger, Mathieu, & Ruddy, 2015).|
|Lack of commitment||Lack of commitment from the team members will delay the project deadlines and deliver a less motivational environment.||This impact can affect the entire team performance. The team leader should motivate the team members and make them realize with the outcomes of finishing the project within time c(Li iet al. 2018). Moreover, rewards should be provided with better job recognition.|
|Avoidance of accountability||The team member who does not proactively take into account any job responsibility actually holds the team back.||To increase the sense of accountability among the team members, the leaders must give on more responsibility to the members.|
|Inattention to results||It sometimes happens that team members do not care about the outcome of the project. This affects the quality of the work. Moreover, the negligence attitude of any member demotivates other team members as well.||It can be mitigated by selecting skilled and dedicated members for the team or for working for any project. Moreover, motivating the members and leader should work side by side with the members to show the importance of the task.|
- An aspect of the leadership admired
The best part of the leader that is admired the most is his quality of encouraging others and patiently listening to any issue his team member has. This makes him more effective as a team leader who can be approached for any issue regarding the work at any time of the day.
b) The greatest challenges and achievement as a leader
The greatest challenge faced by the leader was to build a cohesive team with better trust among the members. The team members in the initial days were new to each other and thus could not collaborate properly with each other.
The greatest achievement as a leader was of course to mitigate the biggest challenge faced of building a team with better trust and loyalty among each other.
c) Supporting the team member in identifying the problem and resolving them
A constant engagement with the team members and mixing up with everyone gave the leader a better opportunity to know more about the members. This allowed the leader to make their team members engaged in the decision-making process, identifying the issues among them and also providing an open-ended solution for the entire team.
d) A real situation where they lead
A situation arose when there was a serious delay of a project deliverable and almost 30% of the team members were on leave. The hectic situation of finishing the project within the deadline was hectic and easily handled by the leader. It was his positive attitude of working along with the members and not pressurizing the member to finish the work compromising with the quality of the job. This actually motivated the members to work with an extra mile and complete the job.
e) Adopting the leader's ability to become an effective leader
The ability of the leader to maintain calmness and do a job with patience is actually helpful in leading a team more efficiently taking germane decisions.
f) The importance of having open communication
Having an open communication between your senior managers or maintaining an open desk policy will actually help in bringing transparency among the team and allowing members to come up with issues and solutions that will increase team cohesion and reduce team conflict.