Effective Teamwork Management

Effective Teamwork Management

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The cohesion of every success team that works together is determined by quality control and fairness in the group. An efficient teamwork with equal participation and moderated control is sure to achieve productive result (Allen & Voss, 1997). A situation where there is no equal participation, one of the team members is dominant and control is not realized and there is no consultation; the pooling of ideas may not be effective and some of the team members tend to feel left out. The essay looks into straightening such a team and applying effective management skills to achieve a successful teamwork (Frazer & Oswald, 2009).

Apparently, the first step should be to identify the problem to solve and they include; fostering cooperation between all team members, enhancing equal contribution n the group, fostering consultations in decision making and moderating control in the group to give everybody an equal chance (Huffmire & Holmes, 2006). Handling a controlling team member is very sensitive. Therefore, in a bid to curb over-controlling; a sequential participation sequence should be introduced. The plan involves a consensus nomination of a group leader who will control any motion. Each and every team member will be given a chance to air their views pertaining to a given question one after the other (Trumbauer, 2001).

Considering that the fifth member is not given an equal chance to participate and is having difficulty, the team members should ensure that they help him in areas that he or she is weak. Moreover, the member should be nominated as the team leader so that he has the chance to participate and ask the relevant questions (Huffmire & Holmes, 2006). Besides, with a controlled team, the controlling member will have to wait for his/her turn to come in order to air his or her views. It would also be advisable for the selected team leader to ask for a unanimous agreement from the members when making any decision as an embraced decision by all creates high efficiency in implementation (Trumbauer, 2001).

Fostering for open and controlled communication will help the group in addressing the issues at hand effectively. Moreover, there should be standardized rules that govern the communication in the group, such as there should never be any back-biting of a group member, all issues should be addressed on the table (Allen & Voss, 1997). Reverting to decision making, opinions should be used to make a decision with consultations from the group members who have vast expertise in a given area. Apparently, considering that this is a team, credit for any success does not g to any individual but to the team no matter how little a member contributed. The member should be encouraged to contribute more in the next meeting (Frazer & Oswald, 2009).

Finally, it would be ethical to address to each other with respect while at the same time mitigating the chance for some members to feel offended. Open communication is an ethical issue that should be addressed so as to enhance cohesion of the team. Secondly, respect should be enhanced. Moreover, when trust is cultivated in a team, they are able to open up as they believe that any criticism that is forwarded to them is constructive, aiming at improving them rather than destroying their confidence. Besides, a team with integrity is able to function efficiently as trust and justice will be easily enhanced thus making all the members feel equally important (Huffmire & Holmes, 2006).


The success of an effective teamwork is enhanced by equal participation, respect, open communication, consultations and effective leadership. Team members should work cohesively with equal chances to brainstorm their ideas (Allen & Voss, 1997).


Allen, L., & Voss, D. (1997). Ethics in technical communication: Shades of gray. New York: Wiley Computer Pub.

Frazer, R., & Oswald, P. (2009). Teamwork! New York: Simon Spotlight.

Huffmire, D. W., & Holmes, J. D. (2006). Handbook of effective management: How to manage or supervise strategically. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Trumbauer, L. (2001). Teamwork. Mankato, MN: Yellow Umbrella Books.