Importance of Teamwork in Events Industry

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Discuss the Importance of Teams, Their Characteristics and Their Development to the Successful Delivery of Events

The purpose of this essay is to explain the importance of teams within the event industry. It will go into depth explaining the different theories behind the importance of teams within events.

Team work is a collaboration between individuals with different skills. It is key element in decentralized organization. Teams exist for efficiency and also because humans need continual motivation and emotional support which sustains work-flow and adds creativity to work. There are two types of team work groups: Formal groups, which are structured to pursue a specific task, and Informal groups, which occur naturally in response to
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The team has a shared vision and is able to function with no interference or participation from the leader. There is a focus on over-achieving goals, and the team makes most of the decisions against criteria agreed with the leader. The team is able to work towards achieving the goal, and also to attend to relationship, style and process issues along the way. Team members look after each other. The team requires delegated tasks and projects from the leader. The team does not need to be instructed or assisted. The group during intensive week did not reach this stage. With a more planned event and a longer time frame this would more than likely of occurred.

Pareto Analysis is a simple technique for prioritizing possible changes by identifying the problems that will be resolved by making these changes. By using this approach, the individual changes can be prioritized so that the situation can be improved. Pareto Analysis uses the Pareto Principle – also known as the "80/20 Rule" – which is the idea that 20 percent of causes generate 80 percent of results (Getz 2005).

When discussing the importance of appropriate team members and team characteristics, one of the theories to look at would be Belbin’s theory. Belbin M. (1981) identified nine team roles and he categorized those roles into three groups: Action Oriented, People Oriented, and Thought Oriented. Each team role is associated with typical behavioural and interpersonal strengths. The team roles and

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