Reflective Essay On Team Work

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The book conveys that teamwork is very effective and beneficial for a business to grow. The first component of team formation is building a strong team. It is the leader’s top responsibility is to communicate expectations clearly and accurately to the members. If team members are unclear of the expectation of the goals that the group wants to achieve, they cannot move forward progressively. I work in a school setting in the front office as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). I really like my job. I have a nice office that is in the front office just pass the front desk where the registrar and the principal’s secretary are located. They deal with parents and students throughout the day and at times, the office gets extremely busy. Last year, …show more content…
She had been notified by the area superintendent that the school’s CFO must be given the time to perform their many duties. This had been on ongoing problem among my colleagues. Nevertheless, I was expected to run out to the front office whenever the front office staff are backed up with visitors. I was pulled to do lunch duty, proctor during testing in the classroom, walk the building with the principal in the evenings to ensure that the building was secured, and other things, which are not related to my financial duties. At the end of the work day, the front office staff and the principal leave to go home and I was left to work two to three hours pass my regular time to try to catch up on my work. No one was concern about my duties or my feelings. The problems with our team could have been avoided if the leader had instituted conformity, provided better communication among the group to established clear goals and delegated role assignments, and limited conflict and resentment by utilizing a more effective leadership approach and conflict management with the team. The front office staff needed cohesiveness among the …show more content…
Personality conflicts are very common in teams, which makes it difficult to achieve positive results in a timely manner. Women especially have so many things going on in their personal lives that prohibit them from being positive and productive. Their negative mindset can be a hindrance in teamwork progression and productivity. As stated by Wheelan (2016), members must pay attention to the goals, roles, leadership, communication, feedback, discussions, decision making, norms, individual differences, cooperation, and work together as a unit. The team members must incorporate different viewpoints in an effort to develop a plan that is acceptable and that could lead them in a positive direction with positive results from conflict. Even though team members have many different personalities and come from diverse backgrounds with different beliefs and ethics, each member must put aside their personal feelings, issues, and situations in an effort to be productive in the group to meet the shared goals. The book was very informative; however, dealing with a bunch of hormonal women with personally conflicts makes it difficult to move forward with group work and team progression. I feel that much of it has to do with the leadership style. If the leader is not trust worthy or is a strong leader, the team effort becomes weakened and less

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