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Team Effectiveness a Key to Success - An Empirical Study Executive Summary

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Cooperation, Vellalar College for Women, Erode Tamilnadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 6-11, October,14 (2014)


The team work with well structured goals and objective leads to success. It can be observed in this paper that the success of the team is being determined by different factors viz., team atmosphere, Relationships among the team members, flow of communication, direction of the top management and team leaders, objectives of organisation and the team, roles of individual members in the team. Each of the above six areas are contributed by a good number of variables. They are explained under proper heads. In course of analysis each variable was divided into five for measurement purposes namely, very often, often, indifferent, rarely and very rarely. The main aim of the study was to know the effectiveness of the study team using core variables and to offer suitable suggestions for improvement. The present study is an empirical study consists of 60 samples out of 120 working employees to the tune of 50 per cent of the population. Both the Primary and secondary data collected using structured interview questionnaire from sample respondents and the reference books, journal articles, E-Books and E-Journals company websites and in person from company records has been used for the study. Simple percentages, tabular analysis, Likert’s five point scale and Kolmogorov – Smirnov One Sample Test have been used for analysis. It has been found from the scaling techniques that a highest rate of 43 per cent respondents has expressed that the team atmosphere was often comfortable, 47 per cent respondents felt that they are often having good relationship in the team 42 per cent respondents revealed that often they have an effective communication with one another in the team, a highest number of 43 per cent of respondents expressed that effective direction in the team were often being given, a good amount of 40 per cent of respondents felt that often they were aware about the team objectives and a majority of 48 per cent respondents were often concious on their role in the team. It concludes that there is some difference of opinion on effective team atmosphere, good relationships, and effective communication, and good direction, objectives in the study team and roles among the team members in the study team. It has been suggested that the team spirit must be strengthened through mutual understanding exercises, trust worthiness exercises, recognition of the team members. The importance of leadership development spirit must be nurtured among the team members. The overlapping of the team must be avoided by making boundaries and clear cut determinant of role of the team members.


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