THE TEMPORARY TEAM
Thetemporary team should provide a list of major stakeholders, who willdetermine the fate of the. The team should notify the stakeholders onthe decision-making so that they can also take part in it. It mustclarify when the stakeholders should take part in decision-making toavoid misunderstanding. Guidelines should be put to monitor theperformance of the management team. These guidelines must clearlyindicate the period for the evaluation of the on-going of the team,where changes will be made if need be.
Whenforming a temporary team, members must meet long enough to setprocedures and guidelines for the team. There are several distinctsteps in designing a new temporary team.
Step1: Developing a Realistic Priority Level
Peoplewho are put together in the team often have different priorities andcommitments to the work of the team. Some may see the assignmentgiven to them as crucial and worth a high reach while others will seeit as vital but lower in their priority list. Others may see it aslower in both importance and priority. Thus, team members should drawa clear guideline for their operation.
Step2: Sharing Expectations
Theteam should be given five minutes to think and be able to answer somequestions. These include their biggest concern about working withthe team, how the team will function, the barriers, and the actionthat should be taken for smooth running.
Step3: Clarifying Goals
Theteam should discuss the core mission. The plans and action should beevaluated against the core mission. In addition to core mission arethe sub-goals and the objective for a given period.
Step4: Formulating Operation Guidelines
Thenew team has to establish guidelines for how it will operate.Provision for changing the guidelines if they seem not to work shouldbe formulated. They should clarify roles and reduce mixedexpectations of people on how things work.
Inconclusion, working in groups has various challenges. The majorproblem is the frustrating experience of some committee or groupmembers coming unprepared or failing the assignment given to them.Therefore, to curb this problem, the guidelines must state theregulations for taking the task. The team should come up with adecision that it feels will be the efficient way to get work done.
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