Team Building Training Introduction
A participative style of management is the best approach to ensure employee involvement in the improvement process. Today, we are dealing with a workforce, with a higher education levels, and are eager to participate in the decision making process that affects them. There is no better way of motivating employees than to provide them with challenging jobs which make use of their talents and abilities.
In spite of all the obvious advantages, team participation is one of the key areas where most American companies fail. Dr. Ishkawa a leading Japanese quality professional, said of team involvement , "a people-building philosophy will make the program successful. a people using philosophy will make the program fail."
Usually team members have diverse skills and experience and may represent various departments and functions in the organization. What they share in common is their involvement in the problem to be addressed.
The benefits of team building approach to issues are numerous. Consider the role an individual plays in the organization. Team members may represent the role of supplier, processor and customer. On a team each member often brings different experiences, skills, know-how, and perspectives to the issues.
Such diversity is important for most improvement teams. A single person trying to remove a problem or deficiency, no matter how skilled, has rarely mastered the intricacies of an entire work process. The most significant gains are achieved by teams - groups of individuals pooling their talents and expertise.
Teamwork offers some obvious benefits to team members, including: