Numerous studies have been done on the relationship between work teams and the environmental requirements required to make them perform to their best. The most basic requirements for building of successful teams is the dissemination of information, networking, communication between the employees, leadership, politics of the organization, the reward schemes present and other motivational initiatives.
Research has shown that the qualities that are required for people to create successful teams are also the same that hinder the creation of such teams. Successful teams need to be large, meaning that they encompass all aspects of the educational organization; diverse, meaning that they have to be on all topics and not only centered on a single issue insinuating that they must be flexible; virtual meaning that ideas do not have to be developed and shared in set premises but should be in a continuous setting and should be composed of specialists who have the necessary qualifications to know what is expected and what is right. These factors; size, qualifications, virtuosity and diversity are the reasons that have been identified as being the problem causers in teams (Carron et al., 2003). As such, some requirements are required to make sure that instead of causing problems, the factors actually contribute to the success of the teams. The discussion below will detail these requirements.
The goal of teams should be to share knowledge and other pertinent information in a free manner, to learn from each other, to assist each other in the completion of mutual jobs, to assist each other in the breaking of bottlenecks that are unexpected when they occur, to flexibly shift workloads and to share the resources at their disposal. All these expectations can be summed up by simply saying that collaboration yields the best results in teams. Team members should be in a position to say that they “swim and sink” ...Show more