Challenges of Groups and Teams

The intent of this paper is to present the challenges and benefits of groups and teams, which are addressed during a development of a training plan, which can increase the effectiveness of groups and team. The paper also discusses how the implementation of the training plan would have avoided the failure of a team project.

People join in teams and groups to work in association and collaboration. The purpose of assigning individuals in teams and groups is to take advantage of the potentials, visions, ideas and skills of different individuals and to perform in a harmonious and collaborative manner, and accomplish a task or a project in an organized, effective and successful way. Teams are complex dynamic systems that exist in a context, develop as members interact over time, and evolve and adapt as situational demands unfold (Kozlowski, Ilgen, 2006). The training plan provides the knowledge, understanding, concepts and skills to the individuals for working in groups and teams. Team A developed a training program based on the consideration of benefits and challenges of groups and teams.

Team Effectiveness
Team effectiveness (i.e., performance evaluated by others, member satisfaction, viability) is an emergent result that unfolds across levels (individual to dyadic to team) and over time. This perspective on team processes is clearly dynamic, but it is also the case that the repeated interactions among individuals that constitute processes tend to regularize, such that shared structures and emergent states crystallize and then serve to guide subsequent process interactions (Kozlowski, Ilgen 2006). The concept of group or team learning refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and performance capabilities of an interdependent set of individuals through interaction and experience. Team learning is fundamentally based on individual learning, but when viewed as more than a mere pooling of individual knowledge it can be distinguished...