Description of Task
A manager understands that organisational effectiveness results from team effectiveness. This means selecting people for the job who
have the right mix of knowledge and skills, and balancing the team’s size and diversity. The team may also require the manager’s assistance
to coordinate the activities of the team to enable it to perform the task.
The team may be virtual, or a combination of actual and virtual.
*Is establishing team work difficult in organisations?
Some suggestions on how to answer this question (this list is not exhaustive).
Your answer must be based on the theory and concepts taught in this subject. Such as :
Mary Parker Follett
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
Frederick W Taylor
Discuss this question with reference to at least four theoretical perspectives and concepts taught in this subject to support your view.
- As a minimum research requirement, the subject text book and required readings must be referenced as part of your research effort to answer this question.
Marks may also be awarded if appropriate examples of organisations are also used as a basis for your arguments.
You should consider the following as the structure for your assignment:
Title page (not included in the word count)
Table of Contents (not included in the word count)
- Executive Summary
Body of the Work (identify what you consider to be the important themes drawn from the relevant literature and organizational examples you have chosen to consider).
Reference list (not included in the word count)
The key text for this subject is Wren, D and Bedeian, A (2009), The Evolution of Management
Thought, 6th Edition, Wiley.
During the subject we also use Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole D, Woods, P, Simon, A, and McBarron, E (2014), Management, 5th Asia Pacific Edition, Wiley.
In particular for subjects such as: Recruitment – Chapter 12 p 333-340. Performance and teams – Chapter 12 p 340 and Chapter 17. Organisational challenges – Chapter 7