The book touches on teamwork and group work. Teams and groups may succeed in various ways. As a result, I have identified the elements of cohesiveness and proper decision-making processes. Cohesiveness is a major element that makes people connect and remain together for a substantial time. Cohesiveness requires people with the same skills and ideas in executing certain roles. It is the duty of all team members to make a solid relationship. Cohesiveness is usually the mother to proper decisions. It will be a bit difficult to define success if the members are not linked together and there is no room for making concrete decisions. In life, I have always observed the success that comes with continuous engagement in team or group work.
At some point, in school, we form groups to handle various assignments and the team members have to remain together through cohesiveness and agree on proper decision-making processes that will make them succeed in handling the required assignment. The tutor will sometimes give assignments to be handled in groups, and it is the role of every individual to corporate and assist in handling the assignment. We have to agree on various conditions that will make us handle the assignments accordingly.
In addition, the issue of cohesiveness and proper decision-making processes becomes critical at home. As a family, there are decisions or duties that we are supposed to be undertaken within a specific time. As a family member, some decisions have to involve me directly, and I have to undertake them accordingly. On the other hand, the roles must correspond to the duties that we have agreed as a family. At some point, consultation is very crucial since it helps us in executing duties accordingly and sticking together for a common good (Cliffs Notes, 2013).
In the interaction with some people, you will find that they do not value cohesiveness of a team in making decisions. They believe that duties should be handled by individuals since they are able to make reliable decisions on their own. They will have to show the element of independence in decision making as the most effective strategy. There must be proper outline to these people on what it means to make successful decisions as a group (Kokemuller, 2014). They do not believe that what two or more people can do together is not equal to what they may do alone.
The concepts are the major motivation to me since I believe I will graduate from teamwork in the family and school to teamwork in handling concrete responsibilities in an organization that I may lead. I believe I will become a manager one day of my company or as an employee and the elements, which I have learnt will be highly useful to me. I will be an outstanding manager who will attract teamwork in the company and will be able to subdivide employees into groups that will enable them handle various tasks (Waterloo University, 2013).
As a result, I will have the necessary platform to encourage cohesiveness of the members of a particular group and encourage them to work together.
I will monitor how different groups that may be in the form of departments handle various tasks allocated to them. The teams or the groups must show responsiveness to success of the company through concrete decision making that must have been influenced by togetherness in making decisions (Kokemuller, 2014).
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Kokemuller, N. (2014). Good Skills for Teamwork. Small Business. Retrieved October 16, 2014, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/good-skills-teamwork-21681.html
Waterloo University. (2013). Teamwork skills: being an effective group member.Home. Retrieved October 15, 2014, from https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/tips-students/being-part-team/teamwork-skills-being-effective-group-member