The Theory and Practice of Effective Management
There has been a tremendous change in many organizations for the past two decades. This trend seems to be persisting for the next twenty years. The factors which are attributed to these changes include international economic, technological, and market forces. High quality leadership can initiate reforms that can result in better systems. Teamwork and innovative approaches in such a system can help to solve problems and initiate changes which are needed for continuous improvement in organizations.
Effective management can create high performance teams by using the criteria of cohesiveness and productivity. The teams should display high levels of camaraderie, interdependence, adaptive capabilities, collective learning, and focus on the outcomes. The high performance teams are guided by such principles as individual effectiveness, since the failure of one member can affect the performance of the entire group. Proper management employs an open organizational climate so as to tap talents from the teams and individual members of the organization. The manager monitors the performance of the teams to ensure that they solve the inherent problems. Employees possess problem-solving capabilities and unique talents that can facilitate innovative ideas under effective leadership.
An example of team management is when I was appointed to be a marketing team leader for a cosmetic firm. The main problem we had was to endear the customers who were quite indifferent to a new product in the market. I coordinated the team to ensure that all members were gaining access to the market. This was attained by use of rewards for any achieved target. Individual members could report any problem which we then discussed with the manager, and arrived at solutions. The end result was increase in sales of the product in weeks.
The T7 Team Effectiveness Model fits well in my experience with the team. The team focused on the task, built trust, worked as a unit, and maximized their talents due to my efficiency as a team leader and satisfactory support from the organization.
In fact, an organization is dynamic, and the manager should apply relevant theories in the required time. The manager should come up with proper strategies and timely actions. This can be done by collaborating with other leaders in order to create new ideas and policies in a timely manner.
Some of the leadership strategies best suited for today’s industry include nurturing a proper organizational culture, sharing a positive vision, sharing vision with others, delegation, and producing positive solutions from negative energies.
Management in organizations should embrace the changes with time. Effective managers encourage teamwork so as improve the problem solving system in the organization. Proper strategies enable managers to cope with changing management trends which are evident in the modern organizations.