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1 Leading a Team Introduction to the Plan Decision making is a very complicated, difficult, and complex task. It is very important to take any decision which is acceptable by everyone. If anyone within the organization is not happy with the decision, the effectiveness of the decision will decrease. Therefore, the interest of everyone within the organization or outside of the organization should be kept in mind while taking any decision. A decision can benefit all the stakeholders of the organization if the interest of all the stakeholders is considering while taking any decision. To consider the interest of all the stakeholders their presence is necessary. So, while taking a decision which benefits all the stakeholders, I will call all the stakeholders to participate in the decision-making process. Gaining Trust It is very important for the team leader to gain the trust of the team members. Until or unless the team members have faith in the team leader the team would not be effective to achieve the target goals. The performance of the team would also be low, and hence the productivity would also decrease. Therefore, it is very important to gain the trust of the team member to increase the performance and productivity of the team. To gain the trust of the team members, it is important to treat them fairly (Fiske et al., 2014). The team leader should lead the team from the front and should not blame the members for any fault. Friendly behavior also helps in gaining the trust of the team members. Allow them to participate in the decision-making process as well as in the meeting and inform them about the new policy and procedures to gain the trust. Encouraging the Team Member Motivate and encourage the team members to trust and support each other to accomplish the desired goals as a team is essential. To encourage them to work as a team it is important to make
2 Leading a Team them realize that working in a team is much easier than working individually. In a team, everyone is supported by another member of the team. The financial or non-financial reward should be ensured on the accomplishment of a goal within the given time is also one of the most important tools to encourage them to work in a team (Slavin, 2014). Financial reward or recognition of the team within the organization, word of appreciation by the top management, positive feedback can help in encouraging them. Collaborating and Supporting Other Team and Individual within the organization An organization has different departments such as finance department, operation department, marketing department, human resource, and information technology. In each department, there are various teams to achieve the target goals of each department. For the overall growth and development of the organization, each department should achieve its target goals. It is necessary to understand that without the help of other department and the team no team or department can effectively accomplish the goal (Hurlburt et al., 2014). Therefore, the team members of all the team should be aware of this fact and help and collaborate with each team and individual. Allocation of Key Tasks, Creating Accountability and Maintaining Alignment The key tasks are the following- identifying the sales opportunities with the new and existing customers, effective presentation of the product to the potential customers, building a permanent relationship with the customers, generate the sales to meet the target, preparing and submitting periodically report (Stopka et al., 2014). The allocation of key tasks to the team member is to be done according to the proficiency of the team members. For example- if someone is very good in building a positive relationship with the customers he or she should not be allocated the responsibility of sales generation or another task,
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