International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part E (2016)
A study on team cohesiveness
The term ‘team’ comprises a group of people linked in a common purpose. Teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks. A group in itself does not necessarily constitute a team. Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort, which allows each member to maximize his or her strengths and minimize his or her weaknesses. Theorists in business in the late 20th century popularized the concept of constructing teams. Differing opinions exist on the efficacy of this new management fad. Some see "team" as a four-letter word: overused and under-useful. Others see it as a panacea that finally realizes the human relations movement's desire to integrate what that movement perceives as best for workers and as best for managers. Team Cohesiveness refers to the attractiveness which holds the members of the team together. It is the resultant power of a group to think and act as a single unit in pursuit of a common objective. Teams that are highly cohesive are capable of influencing individual behavior. Hence it becomes important to study the cohesiveness among teams to ensure team effectiveness. All the Staffs working in “TEXON SYTEMS, TRICHY” (about 85 employees) constitute the universe for the purpose of the study. The researcher has adopted Stratified simple Random sampling method.
How to cite this article:
E Deepa. A study on team cohesiveness. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(5): 302-305.