Team Work: Communication and Ethics
Added on - 21 Apr 2020
Running head: TEAM WORK: COMMUNICATION AND ETHICSTEAM WORK: COMMUNICATION AND ETHICSName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1TEAM WORK: COMMUNICATION AND ETHICSTeam work refers to the coordinated or cooperative attempts of an assembly of peopleworking together like a team or for the purpose of achieving a shared goal. It may be definedas an effective process of work that involves two or more members. The main aim of thisprocess is to accomplish a task at hand with the help of the combined activities of manypeople specialising in a variety of activities required for the successful completion of the task.The process of teamwork, like all other processes may be looked upon as tedious andcumbersome for many and as a pleasant activity for the others. The team members of a singleteam may have expertise in various disciplines thereby making it easier for the team toachieve its goals in an effective manner within the stipulated time.The following essay deals with the exploration of the complexities involved in theactivity of working as a team. It also aims at the examination of the attributes and skills that aperson needs to become an effective member of the concerned team. The essay aims at thediscovery of strategies that help to develop the capabilities of the team members founded onthe evidences from literature. The essay commences with a discussion on the team work andputs forward some of the concepts of team communication and performance. The essaycontinues on to review the communication factor that is involved in the activity of working asa team. The essay at its fag end discusses the role of ethics in the activities that involve teamwork. The conclusion of the essay deals with the recommendations for the students in auniversity who have undertaken team works throughout their tenure of studies.Team work may be defined as the combined efforts put in by all the members of ateam in order to accomplish the bigger goal at hand. It refers to a collection of emergingstates and other processes of behaviour needed to accomplish a target that requires the workof a group of people (Dyer and Dyer 2013;West 2012). In fields of healthcare, team refers tothe active and lively processes wherein a number of healthcare professionals sharingcomplementary skills and backgrounds are involved. They share the health goals that are
2TEAM WORK: COMMUNICATION AND ETHICScommon to all the members in the group. They exercise collaborative mental and physicalefforts that are involved in the processes assessment, planning or the evaluation of the caretaking of the patients. The members of the team may be provided with financial rewards tomotivate them in their field of work. According to Belbin (2012), team refers to a group inthe most benign contexts. The members of a team are dynamically attached to each other andhave a significant contribution towards the chief achievements of the group as a whole.Team performance refers to the performance of the members if the team as a whole.The management of the team performance refers to the adjustment in the composition,direction or context of a group of employees or a team. This helps in the increment in theeffectiveness of the group of employees working together as a team (Chenet al2013). Theeffectiveness of the team is measured by the benchmarks set by the organisations that isexpected to be met by the team members. This can also be measured by the comparisonbetween the expected outcomes or progresses of the team and the targets that were set by thecompany. King and King (2017) suggests a number of ways to measure the work of the teamand proposes various ways in which the transactive memory systems can be used to measurethe structure, performance and processes of the concerned team.Team effectiveness refers to the ability of the team possess to attain the objectives ortargets set by the authorized organisation or personnel. This is also known as the groupeffectiveness. According to the bookEnhancing the effectiveness of team science(2015), thecharacteristics that define a highly effective team are the emotional intelligence of the teammembers, the well-dispersion of extrovert and introvert members of the team. The membersof an effective team are known to be sharing the same stories and find time for humorousinteractions during their work hours. The team members of an effective team are known tohave proactive communications and have been known to undergo great leadership (Mahembeand Engelbrecht 2013).