It is an established truth that a team can achieve more than an individual in an organization. But it is also true that a team, in order to produce excellent results, has to have certain key ingredients in it. This article covers the two most important things important for high-level team performance.
Effective team management depends on the efficiency of the leadership as well as on the clarity of the role of each member.
In this context, role clarification means clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of the members. If the roles are poorly defined, it can become the biggest obstacle to the team results and success.
Importance of role clarification for team performance
Role clarification works as a guideline for the team members as well as the management to resolve the overlapping responsibilities. It solves the team related issues in project management. Allocating clearly defined roles will make team management smoother resulting in excellent team performance.
Conflict can be the biggest obstacle to team performance. But clearly defined roles and responsibilities will help prevent and resolve conflicts and confusions between the members. It will help them perform well within their set of responsibilities.
Easy work assignment:
With the roles and responsibilities clearly defined, work assignment and distribution becomes easy. In many cases, team members themselves will be able to assume their part of work because of the role clarity. This is an important feature of a high-performance team
These among the many other benefits of role clarification ultimately bring the best performance. It happens at the individual as well as a team level making the project management efficient.
Issue management within the team
In a project management context, managing issues means creating a win-win situation or solution. This is possible based on the objective criteria, considering the interests of both the parties rather than their positions. Team and management have to follow a clearly documented process for better issue management. The parties can be internal departments, teams or the members of the team.
Benefits of issue management
Mutually beneficial negotiations:
In the event of an issue coming up during project execution, a well-documented issue management process will save from the stress and wasting time. Efficient management of issue creates a win-win situation possible by an effective negotiation. This increases team performance.
A smooth process flow of the project:
An effective issue tracking system makes issue logging and solution easy and quick so that the project flow smoothly. This is done by documenting the whole process and using an effective issue tracking tool. Such a tool will help in managing the issue log, discussion and resolution systematically.
Prevention or keeping the disturbance at a minimal level:
The aim of an effective issue management tool and process is to keep the disturbance to the minimum level. Thus it makes the project management efficient and processes flow smoothly. The management can improve the results by using the effective issue and task management system.
Team members have emotions, and the emotional factor can be an obstacle in efficient project management. But a well documented and professionally followed issue resolution process can ensure the minimum or no effect of the emotions on the decisions while reaching a resolution to an issue. This way, high-level team performance can be ensured.
A successful leader will always take care of these things and will have the right people in the team. This is one of the uncommon traits of highly successful people. A team with these key ingredients in it with excellent leadership will bring excellent results and organizational success.