Developing Successful Business Teams

Developing Successful Business Teams
For AC1.1, learners need to describe the characteristics of a successful business
team. Description should be more than just a list and learners will be expected to
show that they understand the importance of the characteristics of successful
business teams by giving reasons or examples to support their descriptions.
For AC1.2, learners need to link theory and practice in their assessment of the
importance of team roles in successful business teams. They should use theories
such as Belbin’s team role theory to explain the roles needed in a balanced team,
linking it to their assessment.
For AC1.3, learners need to analyse the value of using theoretical models when
building successful business teams. In their analysis, they should be able to
categorise the models in an appropriate manner, discuss the similarities and
differences between them and draw out the strengths and weaknesses.
For AC2.1, learners need to explain the stages of team development. They will need
to show that they understand the importance of development and how successful
business teams have gone through the developmental stages.
For AC2.2, learners need to plan how to motivate team members to achieve given
objectives, using examples of practical measures, whilst linking these ideas to the
appropriate theories.
For AC2.3, learners need to encourage open communication between team
members to support team development. They need to look at ways that are
appropriate in the context of the teams that they are endeavouring to support.
For AC2.4, learners need to evaluate ways of resolving conflict between team
members.
For AC3.1 learners need to monitor the performance of a team against given
objectives. Learners should use methods that are appropriate to the team(s) they
are planning to monitor.
For AC3.2, the recommendations should naturally follow on from work completed
for AC3.1. The recommendations should be realistic and appropriate to the
performance of the team(s) they have monitored.
Note: Before answering the questions, provide an introduction to the background of your
chosen organizations. Kindly use the company mployii for a successful business team. I am
a Managing Director with a team partners and junior consultants across the world.
(www.mployii.com)
An innovative People and Business Management Consultancy known for its out of the box thinking and original
creativity that helps businesses succeed.
mployii is made up from a wholly unique collective of consultants. We are Doctors, Authors, Pilots, Ultra-Marathon Runners,
Skydivers and Adventurers. We carry this passion for exceptional pursuits forward into the corporate sphere, which has
enabled us to reach the top of our professions as Management Consultants, Program Managers, Advisors to Boards, as
Human Resource Gurus at corporate level and as Industry Search Professionals.
mployii was founded with a single mission:
“To be the most professional, innovative and collaborative People and Business related Management Consultancy in the GCC
region.”
We holistically approach each of our clients with fresh eyes, allowing us to build bespoke people and business strategies and
solutions.
Between us we have a lot to offer. We open doors, join the dots, introduce talents, plug the gaps, find opportunities in the
midst of chaos and remedy corporate pain.
Questions:
1.Describe the characteristics of a successful business team in your chosen organization, by
citing relevant examples and giving reason of why you think the team was successful. (AC
1.1 Describe the characteristics of successful business teams).
2.Assess the importance of team roles played in the successful business team, as discussed
above in Q1, in contributing towards the success achieved by it; you can do so by applying
Belbin’s team role theory model for the successful team. (AC 1.2 Assess the importance of
team roles in successful business teams).
3.Explain any two theoretical team models and analyse the value of using them to build
successful business teams, by taking the team chosen in Q1. In your analysis, discuss the
similarities and differences between the two models, and draw out their strengths and
weaknesses to understand how helpful they are to build successful business teams. (AC1.3
Analyse the value of using theoretical models when building successful business teams).
4.Explain the different stages of team development. Choose the successful business team
discussed in Q1, and discuss how this team has gone through these different stages of team
development. (AC 2.1 Explain the stages of team development).
5.If you were chosen the team leader for the team discussed in Q4, how would you plan to
motivate your team members to achieve objectives set by you? You may choose to refer to
any one established motivational theory to develop your plan.
Discuss how you would encourage open communication between team members to
support team development in your team.