Effective teams need to work together and take collective responsibility to complete significant tasks (Campion, Medsker and Higgs, 1993). So teams are formed around a specific purpose. It provides the team with a meaningful purpose which decides the direction, momentum, and commitment of the team members. This purpose is a vision and broader than specific goals.
In my college, I am one of the team members working to shift and rearrange our library. Setting objectives and purposes motivates members and increase the sense of responsibility and ownership over the work and it makes the work more interesting to perform. In my team, the main purpose of the team is to shift the library and arrange the books according to the subject index, so that it could be available to each student as soon as possible and it’s become easier to search the books immediately. We are a team of 15 self-motivated enthusiastic students having the zeal to perform the job. This self-managed work team is capable of performing highly related or interdependent jobs and ready to take many of the responsibilities. Our team is ready to take the planning and scheduling of work, assigning the task to members, collective control over the pace of work making an operating decision, taking action on problems. Being the fully self-managed team, we have the autonomy to select our team members and evaluate each other performances objectively. Due to these specific characteristics, team leader position within the team decreases and it almost vanishes. We as a team have the liberty to express our views and could set our schedules, which has been decided collectively. We have the choice of selecting new members, and disciplines members who create problems. As a result, our response to the job assigned to our team has increased and the implementation process becomes fast.