Unit 11- Lead and Manage a Team Within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting

Unit 11- Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social care or Children and Young People’s setting

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The features of effective team performance are created through positive leaders. These effective skills are developed throughout a team over time. Effective teams work together, supporting each other and staying focused on following their job role. Each team member will know their roles and responsibilities to their job. In order for team performance to be effective, each team member needs to respect and understand the supervisors job role. The supervisor is there to notice any challenges or difficulties within the team and provide support when necessary, such as training. This will help the staff performance and confidence. An effective supervisor will encourage and support any staff members who are committed, work well with each other as part of a team and help members who are struggling to engage. A strategy that could be used for an effective team is Dr. Belbin’s approach. A team should be put together for a specific purpose. Each team member should be chosen to ensure that the correct balance of skill and behaviour is achieved.
Belbin Team Roles are used to identify people's behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. This information can be used to:
  * Build productive working relationships
  * Select and develop high-performing teams
  * Raise self-awareness and personal effectiveness
  * Build mutual trust and understanding
  * Aid recruitment processes

This doesn't mean that you need nine individuals, each with one strong Team Role in each team. Each of us can play two or three Team Roles well, and should learn to adapt our behaviour to the needs of the of team's objective.

I have included a chart of Belbin’s 9 team Strengths.

Its important that supervisors stick to a management style that is the most effective with team performance and influences good outcomes. Supervisors in the nursery are usually...