Teams or groups of people, work together in all aspects of life, be it business or personal. The importance of teams, and especially the effective and efficient working of a team, is thus of vital importance to the effective and efficient operation of a business and society in general.
For a team to work effectively and efficiently, three key aspects must be understood and practiced. These are: The team development process, the skills of the individual team members and the management of the team. Management of the team consists of two aspects, i.e. the team leader and the organisation management.
This ebook describes the team development process as originally developed by Tuckman as provided by Shermerhorn, and Sheard and Kakabadse, followed by a description of the skills required by team members and team management for effective teamwork. This then concludes with the benefits of an efficient and effective team.
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About the Author
Minnesh Kaliprasad is a qualified Chemical Engineer who has migrated towards the field of project management and project controls in particular for the larger part of his working career thus far. He has over 20 years working experience with various companies ranging from the petroleum, mining, and construction sectors, in varying roles. He is currently a Project Controls Manager for South Africa's public electricity utility, ESKOM. He also holds a qualification in the field of Project Management, and a post graduate degree in Technology Management. Furthermore, he has earned accreditation from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) for the Certified Cost Professional (CCP) and Earned Value Professional (EVP) credentials. In addition, he is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has held the positions of Technical Director and President of the Cost Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA) which was later rebranded as the Southern African Project Controls Institute (SAPCI) under his leadership. He has had a total of 3 peer reviewed technical articles published in the Cost Engineering Journal, viz. Proactive Risk Management ( Cost Engineering Journal December 2006, Human Factor I and II, Cost Engineering Journal June 2006). The former article has since been featured in AACE International’s Professional Practice Guide to Cost Engineering in the Global Environment, while the latter two articles have been featured in AACE International’s Professional Practice Guide to Leadership and Management of People. When he is not working he is probably running, gardening, or reading.