Creating a Plan for Positive Influence

Creating a Plan for Positive Influence
Vishal Sood
University of Phoenix
Harold Van Alstyne
December 09, 2008

Creating a Plan for Positive Influence
      Success of any team depends on its team members to have a positive influence towards each other. If a member of a team has a negative attitude, it affects the performance of whole team. Creating a teamwork is a challenging job. Every team member is dependent on each other to perform his or her task to achieve team goal.
      Team is made up of team members and leading a team towards company’s common objective is a daunting task. Every member of a team possesses different characteristics and talents that need to be utilized to its advantage.
      Our learning team is comprised of three members. The names of our team members are Judy, Carol and Vishal. All three member’s have different personalities and values to demonstrate.
      As a team leader it is important to keep members of the team focused to perform at the highest level. Motivation, team satisfaction and performance are all related towards the success of the team in a large group project.
      Motivation is defined as “Internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested in and committed to a job, role, or subject, and to exert persistent effort in attaining a goal” (Business Dictionary, 2007-08). Motivation is an important factor that drives team member to perform their job to the best of their abilities. Lack of motivation among team members hampers productivity and damages growth prospect.
      Team members can be motivated through various ways. Attending personal development workshop and seminars increase the level of personal motivation. Members are also advised to listen to inspirational speeches and socialize with positive people. It has also been seen that financial incentive is a big motivational factor in increasing person’s motivation level....