Teams can be exciting, supportive, creative and powerful mechanisms which benefit the individual as much as the organisation. So it’s worth understanding what makes a good team, how to analyse and balance team roles, how to provide support and motivation to maximise team performance and how to bring the dysfunctional team back on track.
Teams which have a clear objective, are well-organised and well-led, can achieve outstanding results. It’s the role of the team leader to communicate, delegate, motivate and apply different leadership styles as the situation demands. With an understanding of the proper skills and techniques, a leader or team coordinator can continue to inspire well-established teams, and ‘turn around’ teams which have ceased to work effectively. These skills are absolutely critical in times of rapid organisational change.