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Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Team Work in Organizations The existence of teamwork affects effective structuring and management of work in organizations to a certain extent. It promotes organization and coordination of tasks, aids in the removal of constraints that affect output, and evokes morale development. Teamwork also promotes the generation of new ideas, aids in bringing out the group identity, sets up group emotional intelligence within members, and promotes lesser hierarchy structures in organizations. The main advantage of teamwork is that it develops a sense of belonging and unity for a common purpose within a group of individuals who work together. The extent to which teamwork affects organization performance determines how effective the teams in the organization are. Teamwork enables the organization and coordination of tasks and roles within a workplace. Organization refers to the arrangement of things logically for a given purpose in a setting. Coordination is the linking of the set processes together for the attainment of a certain goal. Harris and Raviv describe coordination as, “Hierarchies, divisional and functional.” Hierarchy structures involves reporting of functions from the bottom to the next higher level. There is a considerable variation in the number of levels depending on the tasks and structures involved and set of activities that the team is expected to perform. As a result, processes, decisions, feedback, messages, and communication in the workplace is more effective; thus helping the management to assign responsibilities easily.
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Surname 2 Teamwork aids in the removal of constraints which inhibit the work output within organizations. These involve the problems that hinder performance and lead to low levels of efficiency and effectiveness. According to Sala, Sims and Burke “Teams provide more complex, innovative and comprehensive solutions to organization problems.” Through teamwork different thinking abilities are pooled together. Therefore, the members can brainstorm, exchange ideas and come up with ways of handling issues they face at the workplace. The advantage there is a wide range of ideas that are ranked by the team based on priority and preference. If one idea
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