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Organisational Design and Development

A Report on A Team Building Intervention at BNS TBA

Projects, Zimbabwe

Submission by Valentine Chadyiwa

Assignment completed using Endnote

Word Count: 3,596

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Table of Contents

1 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS ........................................................................................................ 3

2 OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME OF THE TEAM INTERVENTION .......................... 5

2.1 TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................... 5

3 FRAMEWORK OF THE TEAM ................................................................................................. 7

3.1 FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW ......................................................................................................... 7

3.2 THE FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS ............................................................................................ 8

3.3 WORK TEAM EFFECTIVENESS WITHIN THE ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT ................................. 9

4 EVALUATION OF THE INTERVENTION ............................................................................ 11

4.1 CAMP FIRE SESSIONS .............................................................................................................. 11

4.2 THE TEAM 'FUN'ACTIVITIES - GIANT FOOSBALL,WATER RAFTING ..................................... 12

5 RECOMMENDATIONS............................................................................................................. 14

5.1 TEAM DEVELOPMENT AS OPPOSED TO TEAM BUILDING DAY/WEEKEND............................... 14

5.2 THE NEED FOR LEADERS TO LISTEN....................................................................................... 15

5.3 CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP ................................................................................................... 15

5.4 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PAST HINDRANCES ........................................................................ 16

5.5 FORM SHARED VISION ............................................................................................................ 16

5.6 COMMITMENT FROM THE TEAM MEMBERS ............................................................................ 16

5.7 CELEBRATE SUCCESS ............................................................................................................ 17

5.8 CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................... 15

6. REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 18

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1 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS

BNS TBA Projects is a construction and infrastructure services project management

company. The company is a multi disciplinary property and infrastructure services and

investment group which was formed in 2003.BNS TBA Projects offers a comprehensive

project management approach that encompasses activities from project initiation; planning;

execution and control; to completion and commissioning and employs about 60 permanent

staff.

BNS TBA then embarked on an aggressive expansion thrust which resulted in an increase in

the number of commissions they had to undertake.

The following situations have arisen as a result of this aggressive expansion by BNS TBA;

BNS TBA have recruited a small number of employees on a temporary basis as a stop

gap measure to meet the growing workload and this has caused friction between the

permanent and temporary employees based around the issues of remuneration (packages

and benefits).

Most of the employees are now discontent and are considering leaving due to the fact

that the expansion policy has focussed on growing the business through acquisition of more

contracts and neglected to expand the staff compliment to spread the work evenly although

there has been employment of temporary employees;

Despite the increase in the commissions and workload, salaries have not been reviewed

for a year now in direct contravention of one of the clauses in our Human Resources Policy

and as such there now exists a very dissatisfied team.

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Recently, senior management decided to take the whole staff compliment of the Harare

office for a weekend of team building at a place in Victoria Falls that offers several activities

that are meant to foster team effort to ensure successful completion. The duration of the

team building excursion was from a Friday mid morning to Sunday late evening. It was

believed that this team building weekend would help erode the relational barriers that had

been set up in the office environment which had resulted in cliques being formed. The

formation of cliques was resulting in substandard work as members within teams were not

contributing

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