Lead and Manage a Team Within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Setting

1176 Words Dec 26th, 2012 5 Pages
UNIT 147
Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting 1. Understand the features of effective team performance within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
Team effectiveness can be seen as constituting five main components: * Task effectiveness – the extent to which the team is successful in achieving it’s task-related objectives. * Team member well-being – refers to factors such as the well-being or mental health (e.g., stress), growth and development of team members. * Team viability – the likelihood that a team will continue to work together and function effectively. * Team innovation – the extent to which the team develops and
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Lack of motivation can be something that causes a barrier within a team. Motivation is something that a leader needs to try and keep going among team members and with oneself. Meetings, activities and new ideas can help to inspire and motivate people. Outside agencies can help motivate teams and develop new ideas. Baguely outlines an effective method to follow when dealing with challenges: * Define the problem * Identify the causes * Identify the options for solving it * Choose one option * Test and trial that option * Review the performance * Modify or change the option if needed * Implement.

1.5 There are many different styles of leadership and they should all be used by an effective leader, in the correct circumstance in order to benefit the outcomes of the team performance. An effective leader needs to have the ability to direct, supervise, encourage, inspire and co-ordinate as well as being honest, sincere, compassionate, sensitive, determined, passionate and committed. In order to influence the outcomes of team performance then the leader needs to relate accordingly to the situation, targets, personalities and characteristics of the team members. As a leader of a team there are several roles and strategies that you can fulfil in order to motivate and improve team performance. The team leader can play many roles and may vary according to need and focus of the team and the individual members of the

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