Teamwork is a process of collectively working together for the success of organizations. In the Interfaith Centre, every person is allocated specific duty on which their work towards common goals. Suzanne as the leader of the organization is assigned major responsibilities of the organizations. Since the Interfaith Centre is a non-profit organization, the teamwork is very important. Cohesiveness and togetherness in an organizations lead to successful outcome. In the setting of the Interfaith Centre, there is there is no emphasis on teamwork. For instance, Suzanne wanted to change the mission statement of the company without involving others. Thus, there is a sense of individualism in the organizations. Suzanne is leading a group of elderly people; thus, he should be able to organize them to work as team. The group in the Interfaith Centre is a formal group since everyone is assigned his or her responsibilities.
There are a lot of conflicts within the Interfaith Centre organizations. Even before Suzanne came to be the leader of the organization, there were complains that Cindy didn’t deliver on her job. Also, there is a conflict between the employees showing that there is no teamwork. For instance, Angela is always complaining, for example, she complained that Jake was trying to take her job for try to give press information. Also, in the board meeting, there a lot of conflicts arising from different issues. Furthermore, Angela has a personal vendetta against Suzanne. Although there instances where teamwork lacked in the organizations, there are other areas excelled in teamwork. For instance, during the awards ceremony, everyone one worked and contributed to its success.
The teamwork plays an important role in the non-profit organization, due to following challenges: they must adapt to changes that arise from government policies; they have a culture of participation which supports democratic decision-making process and also help in attracting more trustees and volunteers. For a successful team, there must be regulations that guide the team. These regulations include the following: there must be interdependences between the organization departments; there must be goals and objectives; the team should have clear and constant feedback, and members should be allowed to bring change. Therefore, teamwork helps individuals to feel sense of belonging and responsible; thus, making them more productive.
Why Interfaith Centre organization is lacking teamwork?
Why are so many conflicts within the organizations?
Is the organization leadership responsible for the lack of teamwork?