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Adisak Wanajaroentham ID 14820 BSBWOR502 Lead & Manage Team Effectiveness Assessment – 1 1. Review the simulated workplace information for Apparel Brands Pty Ltd in Appendix 1. Apparel Brands , founded in 1901, is an Australian based manufacturer and distributor of generic clothing and footwear. The company takes orders from retailers and supplies retailers with clothing products that have been manufactured to retailers’ specifications. Apparel Brands has found its market share in decline due to a strong Australian dollar and increased overseas competition. In addition, labour costs are eating into profit margins. Trends in the Australian textile industry suggest that the company, although it is in a strong financial position now, will struggle to make a profit within two years. In the next five years, Apparel Brands will establish a range of innovative and exciting online clothing brands and help secure a future for Australian clothing manufacturing. 2. In consultation with your assessor: a. Form a team b. agree to meet to discuss team objectives and develop performance plans for each team member. c. 3. Prepare to work with your team and complete the following: a. Consider several strategies to ensure each team member has input into the planning process.
Adisak Wanajaroentham ID 14820 Stage 1: Forming During this stage, team members rely on safe, familiar behaviour and depend on the team leader for guidance and direction. Individuals have a desire for acceptance by others in the team and to feel that the team is safe— emotionally, physically, politically and socially. Rules of behaviour at this stage are merely a common desire to minimise controversy and conflict; serious topics and feelings are avoided. Individuals familiarise themselves with their new tasks and with each another by talking about the scope and direction of the tasks ahead. Stage 2: Storming This stage involves conflict and competition surrounding interpersonal relationships, as team members attempt to organise their roles and responsibilities within the group environment. Individuals should seek compromise between feelings and ideas. This commonly leads to exposing social differences where some members may become more dominant and others more withdrawn from the process. A good facilitator must move the team through this stage by focusing individual attention on the task and team purpose. Stage 3: Norming This stage can be identified by the extent of cohesion shown by group members. As roles are allocated and positions are clarified, people naturally become less focused on their personal needs and more focused on the team’s purpose. At this stage, the team begins to work in synergy and differences are put aside while tasks are planned and personal work schedules are considered.

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