Ch 1: Leading a Work Team

About This Chapter

Many contemporary businesses use work teams for solving problems and completing tasks in order to improve the productivity of their company. The short video lessons in this chapter examine the steps your employees can take to become an effective work team leader.

Leading a Work Team - Chapter Summary

Current and future team leaders in your company can watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to examine the strategies they can use to become quality leaders of teams or groups. Employees will learn the following:

  • The definition of the work team in contemporary business
  • Roles and responsibilities of the team leader
  • How planning is used by management to achieve organizational goals
  • Four types of planning used by management

The short video lessons explore the steps your employees can take to become leaders who successfully plan, implement and delegate team goals and responsibilities. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are available to test their comprehension of the lesson concepts. You can also use the final exam to gauge your employees' understanding of the entire course.

How It Helps

  • Enhances leadership qualities: The lessons teach what it means to lead a productive work team, which can aid in enhancing the leadership qualities of your team leaders.
  • Encourages collaboration: By learning what it means to be an effective team leader, your employees can create and manage work teams that organize and collaborate effectively.
  • Increases productivity: Your leaders will learn strategies to successfully plan and achieve organizational goals, which can help the teams they lead increase productivity.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, team leaders will be able to:

  • Describe the value of the work team in contemporary business
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of the team leader
  • Explain the advantages and barriers of planning in management
  • Describe the differences between strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning

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