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5 Ps Of Team Development for Managers

Developing the successful team environment has the benefit of improving the organisation's qualities and processes, which have the added benefits of leading to greater cost reduction and increased customer satisfaction.

In the course of creating the team, the organisation should carefully consider several factors, including creating plans, group processes, placement, member participation and overall team purpose. By organising a group using the below five principles, it is possible for the senior management to achieve the most effective performance and long-term goals.

Let's look at an overview of the five rules of team development for managers:

1. Purpose

Any team that hopes to achieve success needs to understand its objectives fully and why it exists. 

The senior management and team must put together a mission statement that clearly outlines what it is that needs doing so that it is possible to work closely together to achieve this shared goal.

The team goals should be clearly stated to help guide the performance and meet future challenges.

2. Plan

A complete plan strategy should include brainstorming options and the delivery method of the end product. 

Plus, it is also important to put in place expected milestones or a timeline for the future goals. 

By pre-planning the schedules and goals, it is easier to work with a target and complete the work in a timely fashion.

3. Participation

Before starting a project, it is essential for the senior management to clearly identify the size of the team and best possible team members. 

Issues to consider are how large the team should be to achieve its purpose and the type of people to be involved in this project. 

In the process of identifying the right team members, it is important to consider the professional attitude, skill set, character and ability to work in a group environment. 

The most successful teams usually have a combination of personality types to give the more diverse and productive team that can complete the required work.

4. Placement

The physical location of the project and meetings can have a significant impact on the lives of the workgroup. 

The work can make things a lot more straightforward, but it is still essential to have a suitable place to conduct the regular meetings, especially for those working on the more complex projects. 

A negative aspect of splitting the team across multiple sites is the increased day-to-day costs, while there may also be differences in relation to time zones and culture. 

For the team members over a large geographical area, the use of communication tools can be an effective solution to avoid the regular need for travel.

5. Process

The process relates to how the management and team are going to accomplish the intended goal. 

It is important to put in place ground rules or restrictions that relate to foundation boundaries and decision-making authority. 

In the early stages of the project, it can help to include team training that relates to problem-solving, interpersonal communication, record keeping formats and meeting agendas.

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