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

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Leading a Work Team
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

1. The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

Contemporary business has thrived with the use of work teams in creating products, solving problems and developing alternatives. There are many ways that work teams add to the productivity and success of a company.

What Is a Team Leader? - Description, Role &  Responsibilities

2. What Is a Team Leader? - Description, Role & Responsibilities

Are you interested in becoming a team leader or need to find one for your organization? Read on to learn more about what a team leader is and the various roles and responsibilities that comes with this position.

Planning as a Function of Management

3. Planning as a Function of Management

In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.

Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

4. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.

Practical Application: Long-Term Organizational Planning

5. Practical Application: Long-Term Organizational Planning

Long-term organizational planning occurs on many different levels within a business. Each level of an organization has a specific type of plan that supports the overall vision of the company. Gain experience writing different types of plans in this practical application.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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