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How team building leads to team cohesion in the Public Services with references to relevant theorist - page 1

Keywords: public services - leadership

By crazy ;) on 24/04/2012

Level: BTEC National Diploma

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How team building leads to team cohesion in the Public Services with references to relevant theorists
Team Cohesion
Team cohesion is when a team stands by each other, throughout thick and thin. Team cohesion is about team bonding. When a team is operating under difficult circumstances, for example soldiers in Afghanistan, team members pull together. This creates a strong structure in a group. Communicating within the group is important. In team cohesion there does not have to be leaders it can be just team members sharing the team leader role; sometimes these teams have leaders. If there was a lack of cohesion this would lead to poor performance by the team and the job will not be done professionally and efficiently. Especially in the public sector there can be no lacking of team cohesion on duty whatever job the public services are doing. For example if police officers are on patrol and there may be a little conflict between the two officers the public may feel scared to approach the officers if they are not in a friendly manner.
Relevant Theorist (Maslow)
Abraham Maslow built up the Hierarchy of Needs model in the 1943 to 1954.The theory of hierarchy of needs is a motivation used on human beings. Showing the levels of humans needs for example the lower need is water and breathing which everyone needs to survive; these are physiological needs. Mallow’s hierarchy of needs is often showing a shape of a pyramid, with the largest and most basic levels of needs at the bottom, and the need for self-actualization at the top. Bottom to top on the pyramid: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self-actualization.
Physiological – These are biological needs such as survival needs like water and food and air to breath. The body will not be able to function properly without these needs so they are classed as essential needs to live.
Safety – Once physiological needs are met then security needs are active; this means that peoples mind and behavior is no longer controlled. Adults have small awareness of their security. Children often display the signs of insecurity and the need and want to be safe. The public sector need to feel protected all of the time doing their job as some situations can be dangerous and may need specialist back up. Without sense of security in the public services then the public as well as the public

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