Discuss about the Business Communication For the Managers.
For this particular assignment, I was asked to research about leadership teamwork and its significance to an organization. It is common for individuals to think that teamwork is a highly democratic entity where one person does not work (Lantz-Friedrich, A., Sjoberge, A., & Friedrich 2016; p.564). I focused mainly on the team leader and his/her responsibilities. In any given tea, the leader who is able to lead the team becomes accountable for this particular team. S/he is also responsible for empowering the team members, in addition to assigning them tasks. Apart from looking at the duties and responsibilities of the team leader, I also highlighted on the responsibilities of the team members in working towards the attainment of organizational goals.
I believe that the research was carried out thoroughly. Before this, I was not aware of the numerous duties and responsibilities that a team leader has. I only thought that a team leader’s obligation was to guide his/her team, pointing them towards the right direction, and leaving them to perform their respective tasks. I also learned that a team leader aims at simplifying the process of decision making within the team (Chuan, Jackson & Jiang 2016; p.525). Apparently, by so doing, the team members can enjoy healthier work settings. Thirdly, through this research, I learned that as a team leader, I should not concentrate or hold any authority given to me. I should, instead, delegate some of my powers to team members who are competent enough to get the job done.
By conducting this activity, I have learned a number of leadership skills necessary for effective leadership within a given team. I have also realized that trust is an important trait that a leader should have, as this makes team members to carry out their work more confidently (Shockley-Zalabak 2014; p.31). Through trust, team members feel safe and can therefore open up about any concerns or ideas they may have as a contribution towards the project. This research has renewed my confidence as a team leader, and I am now well equipped to become an effective leader in future. It has also developed my thinking as I try and figure out the best leadership style that can be applied if I am to become a leader of a team in an organization. A team that lacks an effective leader is not only lost, but is also unable to agree on some issues regarding the completion of a given project.
This research has genuinely opened up my mind and encouraged me to become a better leader. I find this information quite useful and applicable in my future as I plan to pursue a Master’s in Business Management and become a professional. Furthermore, with this learning experience, I am now in a better position to teach the next generation that an effective leader must understand the factors defining a good team. S/he should also evaluate the various structures that are applied in defining a good team. Honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes, and I intend to be open and clear about my future plans to my team members.
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