Team Building and Motivation Paper MBA 525

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Team 1 Running head: TEAM Team Building and Motivation in the Work Place Nanine Barnes MBA 525 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, Florida
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Team 2 Building a successful team in the workplace is not an easy thing to do. It takes time, effort, understanding, compromise and patience by leaders and employees alike. In order to build and sustain a successful coalition, team building concepts must be introduced and practiced by all those involved. It is important to understand your team’s goals to develop incentives to help motivate team members and build camaraderie. Team building involves leading, facilitating and a level of independence of allow the team to operate on its own. As important as it may be for a manager to have involvement with the team, it is also vital for those on the outside to step back and let the team work on its own. According to www.HumanResource.about.com , there are 12 Cs for team building, one of which is culture. Team building is something that needs to be built into your company’s culture. Employees need to see team building ad something that is enjoyable, and not a mandatory inconvenience. Some companies designate a team culture captain that helps facilitate the direction the company wants employees to view team building as a priority in the organization. A key ingredient in getting this mindset accomplished is to make it fun and get everyone involved. Communication is another one of the 12 Cs. It cannot be stressed enough that communication is key in all instances personal and professional life. It is important to ensure that employees have clear and concise direction in what needs to be accomplished in these team building sessions. Clear and obtainable goals need to be outlined with defined expectations of what is needed and is asked of the employees. The last of the 12 Cs that is important is creative innovation. Allowing employees to work in a “creative chaos” allows them to tap into their creative side. Many ideas and process improvements can come from the freedom in the work
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Team 3 environment. If this work environment is encouraged, it is important to follow up and
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course PROFESSION 525 taught by Professor Siler during the Summer '11 term at St. Leo.

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