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The organisational organ known as the team is becoming more and more apparent in todays dynamic business world Increasingly managers are searching for a means to improve production and keep their organisation competitive in the global market A lot of these managers have turned to the team as a means for achieving this improvement Quality circles were looked at to fulfil this role However this form of team is being phased out and may have posed as incubator for the current trend self - managed work teams Klein 1995 These teams are increasingly being looked at today to solve many an organisations production problems and inefficiencies and in the process are both badly failing and greatly succeeding Therefore the discussion of teams is a very important contemporary management issue to address Managers should be aware of such a concept and learn about it so as a means to further their organisation and for when the time comes to implement a team they are armed with enough knowledge to implement the team properlyAs with many management trends or processes they are often labeled producing a huge list of buzzwords like total quality management just in time management management by objectives downsizing rightsizing etc The organisational team also pulls a long chain of buzzwords workgroup work team project team project group task force committees and so on and so on What these terms basically refer to is a collection of two or more individuals who interact with each other share common beliefs and perceive themselves as being in a group Vecchio Hearn Southey 1996846 This is a very basic interpretation of a team and which can be expanded upon Metropolitan Life Insurance Company defines a team more specifically as a group of people with specific roles and responsibilities organised to work together toward common goals or objectives in which each member depends on others to carry out responsibilities to reach those goals and objectives 1986 cited in
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