Quiz 11: Leadership


The following are the potential challenges that work team faces - • Role uncertainty ; this stands for the dilemma and confusion of roles and positions wherein the team members have to perform their assigned tasks. As these teams are organized every time with fresh members performing one or the other skills in achieving the team goal, there exists a high amount of role uncertainty. • Lack of trust ; this develops at a huge level when employees or team members hardly know each other and could not rely or trust each other. • Talent differences ; when employees or team members possess different talents and are made to work in a team then this could also pose a challenge for them in their inability to find common ground. • Unclear goals ; when teams do not possess clear goals and ambitions, there are chances that team members face difficulty in performing and dealing with each other.

Work team stands for the number of employees performing various activities as required by them to achieve team goals and objectives framing proper plan and procedure to perform excellently towards the team motive. The following are the type of work teams found in an organization - • Problem-solving teams ; this team is mostly comprised of employees from different departments and are made to work in a team everytime their skills are needed by the organization to solve a particular problem. • Work groups ; when people who are required to perform similar kind of work everytime in every situation then these people form a work group that is liable to deliver similar responsibilities everytime everyplace. • Quality maintenance team ; this team works for the delivery of quality work and is responsible to check the excellence of every work undertaken before reaching its final stage. • Virtual teams ; the employees in these teams coordinate and work using technology and hardly meet each other. They are assigned with tasks and responsibilities that could be performed virtually using computer and related accessories. The above-mentioned different types of work teams are similar to each other in a way that each has to perform their assigned duties and roles efficiently making use of available resources; and these teams are different from each other in a way that each possess different kinds of roles and tasks to deliver with kind of resources.

Rational group decision-making stands for the process wherein the group members make decisions using logics, justifications, rationality and a proper reason behind every choice. In rational group decision making, a group collectively makes decisions and choose alternatives from the pool of solutions provided by them in a group. In this type of decision making, no single group member could be given a credit for the decision made and the entire groups gets applause for its fine decisions and performance over it. Rational group decision making is useful in a way that this provides the group members a proper structure and a benchmark to make decisions on their own. The act of deciding effectively by giving concern for others could be learned using rational group decision making. This type of making decision is highly useful when organization groups have to make serious decisions with the help of tools, processes, equipments, and expertise of each and every member being a part of the decision making process.