What are the two critical functions of team effectiveness? Define and then describe the components (Hackman, 2012) and the characteristics (Larson & LaFasto, 1989) provided to support group effectiveness. Give personal examples of three to four of these components/characteristics in groups/teams you worked with.
The two crucial functions under the team effectiveness are mentioned below -  Performance aka task accomplishment - An effective team does things beyond expectations with a given timeframe. If a team does a specific work with a lot of guidance or makes mistake or repeatedly asks for some sort of external help is not counted underperformance. Here performance or task completion refers to how efficiently a team accomplishes a task regularly with no or minimal external help. How self-sufficient they are in dealing with the work-related challenges. If a team is innovative and finds out some feasible way of doing a task they will help their team in a great amount.  Development aka team maintenance - Replacements or absence of certain employee and how easily they can be filled with other person comes under the team maintenance activity. How willingly they adopt or hire new talent into their team, how well they can work and grow together. Is the team willing to try new practices and methods to ease their effort is also a step towards team development? Last but not least, how quickly they resolve their differences is also a team development activity.  Components and Characteristics to support group effectiveness are clear, elevating goal, results-driven structure, competent team members, unified commitment, collaborative climate & standards of excellence.  Let us see a case where I have personally identified most of the above-mentioned components for group effectiveness -  These are the stats that the team received in the previous quarter, they could successfully close around 2000 cases with 34 pending and 50 open. There was also an individual performance report which the management ... See the full answer