Discuss Two Ways In Which Teams Can Improve Organizational Productivity Case Study

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• As companies proceed through the 21st century, global challenges will require continuous improvements in efficiency. Discuss two ways in which teams can improve organizational productivity. Do not forget to discuss your professional/personal experiences not only in your response to this question but to all questions.

The first way a team can become more productive is by being efficient in time management. Teams shows a mixed track record regarding team performance due to multiple tasks requiring responsible for designing and bringing new products and services to market, (Maruping, Venkatesh, Thatcher, & Patel, 2015). For example, when I worked for an organization that was always changing their guidelines to receive customer service
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A manager that did not cover the information in a timely manner would find a follow up email sent to them by their manager. The email tend to start with the following: you did not meet the time deadline that was given to address with your team the required changes. A manager who missed too many time deadlines would be coached. A team that missed the follow up deadline given by upper management would be documented. The view was that this would encourage others to help their team members understand the changes quicker, achieving a 100% compliancy to the new rules. Many teams found that they were stressed out and the rules caused stress on relationships within the team and creating a negative team …show more content…
A problem was given to all of the teams involved. Teams were given very little information on how to solve the problem and how the problem originated. The teams were given a time deadline. At the end of the deadline, the teams had to present their problem and how they would have solved the issue. The top two teams who solved the problem accurately and the quickest was rewarded. The other teams would have to stay for the whole shift and had to sit through a series of training on how to be a more effective team through problem solving techniques
• In Spotts and Chelte 's article titled, "Evaluating the Effects of Team Composition and Performance Environment on Team Performance" it was noted that some individuals believe that virtual teams "exist with great difficulty, if at all." In other words, these types of teams are not effective. Provide evidence that would support or refute this

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