Developing successful teams in organisations

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Harvey, Satrina, Millett, Bruce and Smith, Don. 1998. "Developing successful teams in organisations." Australian Journal of Management and Organisational Behaviour. 1 (1), pp. 1 - 7.
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Developing successful teams in organisations

Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHarvey, Satrina (Author), Millett, Bruce (Author) and Smith, Don (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Journal Citation1 (1), pp. 1 - 7
Number of Pages7
Year1998
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Abstract

While the use of teams appears to offer many benefits, teams may not be the most suitable approach for all organisations. This article reviews current literature on teams in an attempt to outline some of the attractions and challenges of implementing teams so as to give a realistic preview of what can be achieved through teamwork. The literature indicates that the effects of teamwork (both positive and negative) are contingent upon many factors including the organisation's culture and climate, effectiveness of team leadership, employee commitment, the system of compensation and rewards, and the level of employee autonomy. This article outlines eight key points that have been identified by a number of authors which facilitate the effective development of teams. These points are: clear goals; decision making authority; accountability and responsibility; effective leadership; training and development; provision of resources; organisational support; and rewards for team success.

Keywordsteams; organisational structure
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350709. Organisation and management theory
350503. Human resources management
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© S. Harvey, B. Millett & D. Smith.

Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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