The following blog is the 11th of the current series of blog. This blog is written by Mr. Ijaz Ahmad Tajjak, Supervisor Audit & Assurance Services. Mr. Ijaz is a thorough professional “Auditor” with brilliance skills and competence. Ijaz Sahib is excellent team player and contributor. It will be inappropriate not to mention here about his formidable political affiliation. Agreeing or otherwise, one can get some inspiration out of his sheer attachment. Please read the following blog to know more about him.
Team Management – A blend of many attributes
Team: “A team is a number of persons associated together in work or activity: as a group on one side (as in football or debate).”
Some tasks cannot be done alone. Try using a pen with a single finger. In other words, when one person cannot accomplish a job alone and several individuals must cooperate to fulfill a mission, you need a team.
The better the cooperation, communication, and coordination among team members, the more efficient the team.
Teamwork: it is close cooperation between cross-trained employees, who are familiar with a wide range of jobs in their organization.
Team-building: team building is high interaction among group members to increase trust and openness.
Team management: Team management refers to techniques, processes and tools for organizing and coordinating a group of individuals working towards a common goal—i.e. a team.
“A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable team management” Vivek Wadhwa.
Elements of a healthy and successful team are following
Cohesive leadership: For a successful team cohesive leadership is necessary. Cohesive leadership means that team leaders are acting together as a unit and making decisions as a team instead of each branching off into their own work and operating individually. This will ensure that the team takes singular route under solitary leader. Cohesive leadership will require team leaders to have strong communication skills.
Effective communication: There must be an effective channel of communication from the top to the bottom of the chain of command and vice versa. An effective channel of communication will allow messages to be transferred accurately without delay to the intended recipient, this will speed up decision making processes and the operations of the team. In addition to effectiveness of complete message transmission, sprit of the message should also be transmitted.
Common goal: When team members first come together they will all have different ideas, however the key to a successful team is the alignment of objectives within the team. It is essential that the team leader sets a common goal the entire team is willing to pursue. This way, all the team members will put in effort in order to attain the goal.
Defined team roles and responsibilities: Poorly defined roles is often the biggest obstacle to a successful Team. If team members are unclear of what their role is, their contributions towards the team will be minimal, therefore it is the team leader’s duty to outline the roles and responsibilities of each individual within the team and ensure that the team is working together as an integral unit.
In the next edition of my blog, I will describe the methods of team management and how team management enables us to resolve problems.
Ijaz Ahmad Tajjak