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Introduction Synergy - The potential ability of individual organisations or groups to be more successful or productive as the result of a merger Definition in Oxford English Dictionary 1993 Ed Synergy is the outcome of successful team work which achieves greater goals through the collective action of the whole group In order to get the most out of a team though control and leadership is necessary There are many benefits of being in a team Some examples are 61607More resources to problem solving 61607Improved creativity and innovation 61607Improved quality of decision making 61607Greater commitments to tasks 61607Higher motivation to the collective actions 61607Better control and work discipline 61607More individual need satisfaction There are two sides to the coin however and some examples of the disadvantages are 61607Personality conflicts 61607Differences in work styles 61607Task ambiguity 61607Poor readiness to work There are two main types of teams - Formal and Informal Formal-Teams are officially recognized and supported by organisation for specific purposes Informal - not recognized on organisation chart and emerge as part of the informal structure from natural or spontaneous relationships among people All teams have team leaders Performance of the team depends on his style of management and attitude There are three main styles of leadership 61607Authoritarian 61607Democratic 61607Laisse Faire Each individual style has completely different policies The Authoritarian style means that the leader has 100 control and determines everything that should be done The leader dictates step by step so the next step is uncertain for members of staff This type of leader will see themselves as a messiah type figure who is always above everyone They will generally not take part in the team - only when showing how it should be done This type of leader will always be direct and personal about the performance of his team A Democratic leader on the other hand will be less domineering and
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