Hello I need assistance with writing at least a one page essay or more on the topic below.
I have attached the textbook explanation of the 5 elements.
, please describe and
fully discuss the five elements of leading a team to high performance. In
the description of each of the five elements, include specific details about
“why” each element contributes to high performance teams. Minimum length: 1 Page.
Management consultant and author Howard Guttman believes high-performance organizations
begin with great teams. In his book, Great Business Teams, Guttman draws on research into the
inner workings of several dozen high-performance teams at companies such as Johnson &
Johnson, L’Oreal, Novartis, and Mars Drinks.
CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT TEAMS Whether it is a top leadership team, a crossdepartmental project team, or a self-directed product development team, Guttman says great
teams share five key characteristics:
o They Are Led by High-Performance Leaders. Leaders of great teams put power and
authority in the hands of the team. They see their job as making sure all members are
clear about and committed to the business strategy and operational goals, understand their
roles and responsibilities, and adhere to specific ground rules for decision making and
o They Have Members Who Act as Leaders. Members of great teams act as leaders by
embracing responsibility, exerting influence to accomplish tasks, and holding one another
accountable for results. Everyone’s performanceÃ¢â‚¬â€even the leader’sÃ¢â‚¬â€is subject to
scrutiny and feedback.
o They Abide by Protocols. Ambiguity kills effective teamwork, says Guttman. To
achieve high performance, everyone on the team needs to be clear about what the team as
a whole is going to accomplish, what each person will contribute, how the team will carry
out its tasks, and how members are expected to interact with one another.
o They Are Never Satisfied. On a high-performance team, self-monitoring, selfevaluation, and continually raising the performance bar are the norm.
o They Have a Supportive Performance Management System. To get great teamwork,
the organization’s performance management and reward systems have to support the
expected team behaviors.
WHY TEAMS? Guttman believes today’s organizations and the challenges they face are too
complex for formal leaders to make all the decisions. He argues that companies can best succeed
with distributed leadership, in which key decisions are made by layers of self-directed teams that
are jointly accountable for performance. Source: Great Business Teams, by Howard Guttman, is
published by John Wiley & Sons.
Using your own words, please describe and fully discuss the five elements of
leading a team to high performance. In the description of each of the five
elements, include specific details about “why” each element contributes to high
performance teams. Minimum length: 1 Page.
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