Ginnett’s Team Leadership Model (TLM) chapter 10 (4 process measures of…
Ginnett’s Team Leadership Model (TLM) chapter 10
it is appropriate to briefly consider the difficulties and recommended solutions for leading geographically dispersed teams (GDTs) . There is considerable discussion about the labeling of such teams, but for simplicity we will call them virtual teams here.
10 principles of leading virtual teams
recognize the limits of available technologies
respect the challenges of the virtual environment
give team members personal attention
develop shared operating agreements
be a cool-headed, objective problem solver
seek clarity and focus early on create a sense of order and predictability
focus on relationship before tasks
Concluding Thoughts about Ginnett’s Team Leadership Model
leaders can influence team effectiveness by
( 1 ) ensuring that the team has a clear sense of purpose and performance expectations;
( 3 ) improving team performance through ongoing coaching at various stages, but particularly while the team is actually performing its task.
( 2 ) designing or redesigning input-stage variables at the individual, organizational, and team design levels; and
Three Functions of TLM Leadership
If the leader finds that the team has a clear sense of direction and vision, and the input variables at the individual, organizational, and team levels are contributing positively to team effectiveness (that is, the design portion of the leader’s job has been taken care of), then she can turn her attention to the development level)
The importance of the design function of leadership cannot be overstated. Whether in the start-up of a team or in the midstream assignment of leaders, designing the team is critical. Unfortunately, this is also often the most frequently omitted step in the culture of many traditional organizations.
Obviously the team needs to have a clear vision.
the results of the team's work, high performing team
what is available for teams as they go about their work
measure effectiveness by providing criteria to examine the ways teams work
4 process measures of effectiveness
have positive group dynamics among members (have: work, knowledge/skills, strategy, positive group dynamic)
work hard enough
have a strategy to accomplish work
2.have sufficient knowledge and skills within the team to perform the task
specifically designed to help teams perform more effectively,
1) identify what a team needs to be effective
2) point the leader towards roadblocks of ways to make the team more effective than it already