way that would keep them from overtly expressing their biasness on matters and affecting the inter-personal relationships of the organizational staff. This can be achieved through the formulation of certain team building exercises that would encourage the workers from different departments to unite to achieve pre-defined tasks. The benefit of such exercises is that representatives from different functional departments get a chance to frequently socialize with one another. In order to build a team to work for the organization with utmost sincerity, it is imperative that individual staff members respect one another and one another’s rights. Else, it would just be a crowd whereby everybody would be working for personal interests. A team works solely for achieving the organizational objectives. “A major advantage a team has over an individual is its diversity of resources, knowledge, and ideas.” (Townsley, 2008). Managers are required to design adequate and effective team building exercises to ensure the development of a holistic force to work in the best interest of the organization. There are many factors that play their role in the development of an atmosphere of mutual consensus and respect among the organizational staff some of which are discussed in this paper.
The most fundamental reason why organizations fail to develop teams is lack of the definition of organizational goals and the designation of strategies to achieve them. Most organizations work in a haphazard manner and place very less emphasis on getting the stakeholders familiarized with the basic goals and the resulting objectives of the organization. Before the start of any project, it is imperative that meetings are conducted to serve as a platform where all stakeholders can be made aware of the fundamental goals and objectives expected from the project at hand.
The organizational culture is indeed, the most influential factor in the building up of a team to serve the organization. An