Advantages and Disadvantages of Team based work processes. : LUSENET : work teams : One Thread


I would like to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of implementing Team based work processes in organisations. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Sheela

-- Sheela Dewi (, May 03, 2002


Hey Sheela, doing your research on the web?? I think your taking the Management and Organizations course in Australia right? I was the one who asked about the 5 stages of group development...the only disadvantages I could find for teamwork are:

- time consumption to create a team - some team members do not do as much as others - Costs of time and human resources towards building a team


-- Ajay Sharma (, May 04, 2002.

The political-economic paradox of teams is that on the one side rich, capitalist countries like the US and most Western European countries have businesses where teams are being introduced. Of course teams are practical and useful for certain things, but these countries are also romanticizing it. What I am saying is that there is a strange paradox between teams (socialist) and money-making companies (capitalist).

Well give this some consideration... Cheers,

Dustin and Jeroen

-- Dustin and Jeroen (, May 07, 2002.

There is a rev. edition of Why Teams Don't Work call The New Why Teams Don't Work by Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley, 2000 Pub: Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco. I have used it's contents several times to highly what can go wrong and the need to repair the relationships or the process. paperback $17.95

-- Beth Beck (, August 05, 2002.

If you want to improve your management knoledge, group work is the best way to do it. You can learn how other people percieve a problem and how they respond to it. This gives you an opportunity to judge peoples' reaction and behavior to certain situations that maight be very helpfull in business decision making. Remember, management is nothing else but managing people-you get things done through people. Thus, you must try to learn people, and group working is the answer.

-- Cornelia Ferrari (, October 06, 2002.

From my studies in Psychology I recall learning something about groups taking more risky decisions than individuals (ie, when in a jury - juries tend to take more extreme decisions because the responsability spreads to all team members). Also, not all tasks are good for team work, some of them are better carried out by individuals, mainly because team work takes up so much time (so, deadlines are a consideration). Hope this helps!

-- Eva de la Torre (, October 11, 2002.

You spelt organizations wrong, it has a z not an s

-- (, October 28, 2002.

For team work to be successful you need an organized group of people, you need rank structure,to prevent individuals of the team seking leadership and course conflict. The formation of a team serves 4 main functions: - To provide support,Motivation and give a sense of belonging. - The team has the ability to over come tasks that individuals cannot. - to create, more ideas will come from a team - To select the optimum solution, and always have a sense of humor.

-- Mark davies (, October 28, 2002.

TEamwork bery good!

-- Aman 'Jonny Vegas' Pandit (, March 11, 2003.

i love u!

-- BITCH (, March 11, 2003.


even if you come up with a good idea which carries points and the other team members don't take it ,so its not taken

-advantages a team incorages innovation and creativity

-- motlatso (, April 14, 2003.

well, i am working assignment with my team. What i can see and get the benefit from the team work is different opinions have contributed. New skills, how to deal with the conflict and respon other perspective will used. However, teamwork can make our task delay because some members do not participate actively but they are blocker of the team.

-- sindavan manivong (, May 30, 2003.

i think ur doin a great job.keep up all the info.

advantages - innovation....everyone has something to contribute and new ideas keep on popping up.

disadvantages - well some of the team members don't even care about your contributions and ignore them.

-- Vishal Shah (, April 20, 2004.

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