Structure of Team Leadership - Explained
What is Team Leadership Structure?
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How is Team Leadership Structured?
Team leadership generally exists in two forms:
- Traditional Teams (Manage-Lead Teams) - A manager serves as the team leader. The manager has decision-making authority, hires/fires team members, and is accountable for team results.
- Self-Managed Teams - The team is appointed with collective decision-making authority. They may have the power to select their own leader or to establish rules and authority by consensus. It is common for self-managed teams to elect a leader for purposes of coordinating the team activities with the larger organization.
These teams have little or no external oversight. The members determine the leader, team members, processes, etc. They are, however, accountable to the organization for goal achievement or task completion.
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