The administration of a group of people assembled to work on a particular project or to perform a particular function within an organization. Team management typically involves setting team priorities and performance objectives, reviewing performance and methods employed, and spearheading the team’s decision making process.
WHY USE TEAMS
- More knowledge and skill is brought to the problem.
- Information flow is more effective.
- More people are aware of the full breadth of the problem.
- Meetings are more productive and goal-oriented.
- Better decisions are made.
- Team problems are identified sooner and more clearly.
- Team members learn from each other.
- The team becomes more cohesive and develops a stronger sense of belonging to the organization.
- Overall morale improves.
- More is accomplished than is possible by equivalent individual efforts.
- Productivity and time savings are achieved by eliminating duplication of efforts.
- Absenteeism and missed deadlines are reduced.
- Team members understand organizational issues better.
- Management work is shared.
- Teams set and achieve tougher goals than individuals.