My presentation is based on Different types of teams within the Public Services and how they benefit themselves. Divisional There are five divisions, three of which are logistics the others are fighting in the infantry. Regiments and brigades are also grouped as divisions. There are 12 divisions in greater Manchester police force: south Manchester division, north Manchester division, metropolitan division, Salford, Tameside, Stockport, Bolton, Wigan Trafford, bury and Oldham. Departmental In most Public services they are each split into various different departments. In each department there is a head.
The head will be in charge of the team and their actions within the public service, the head will also clarify all decisions made by the team and be held responsible for their actions. The head will arrange to meet other heads from other services. Sectional In the Public Services teams can be separated and put into sections. Each team which is split into a section is held responsible to do a particular task. For example; The British army have sections consisting of 8 soldiers: a Corporal, 6 soldiers and a Lance Corporal who is in charge of both within the small team. Geographical
There will be a team of a Public service, who are based in a certain area depending on the service they are providing. For example; people who work within the air service, their day may vary from city to city depending on the job they have been informed to tackle. Multi- Disciplinary Within the Public Services there will be a group or a team of people who have varied skills to contribute to the achievement of the organizations or towards a certain task for the group. The group works together to solve a problem or handle a situation that requires capabilities, knowledge, and training.
Regiment A regiment is a military unit, composed of numbers of battalions, commanded by a Colonel. A regiment can be broken into two categories; One being an administrative unit which is responsible for non-operational management of battalions. Second being a deployable combat arm varying from a battalion to a brigade sized formation. Depending on the nation, military branch, mission, and organization, a modern combat regiment resembles a brigade, in that both range in size from a few hundred to 5,000 soldiers (3 to 7 standard battalions). Brigade
A brigade is a military unit which is composed of two to five regiments or battalions. Usually, a brigade is a sub-component of a division, a larger unit consisting of two or more brigades; however, some brigades are classified as a separate brigade and operate independently from the traditional division structure. The typical standard brigade consists of approximately 4,000 to 5,000 troops. A brigade’s commanding officer is commonly a brigadier general, brigadier or colonel. Force Force is a term used within the public services for a specific work type i.
e. Police force. Which is now Police Service. Multi agency/Service Teams Multi agency is an action when different services come together to work together as a team to deal with a specific problem e. g. police and the NHS come together to fight alcohol abuse which links to anti social behaviour on the streets. Benefits of teams The benefit of having a team is very effective to each team member for example; there is a great contribution to organisational productivity and effectiveness meaning the work load will be much lighter as it is spread out evenly.
Productivity in the public services can be defined as doing as much quality work as possible using the least possible time. In effectiveness, carrying out work that achieves the aims or targets of the service. Reduction of alienation is a feeling of not belonging to the team, however being in a team involves communication with one another and bonding which automatically creates a relationship therefore reducing the feeling of not belonging. Foster innovation is when the team finds knew solutions to old problems. In example to this two heads are better than one for different ideas.
This type of communication works well in a democratic or consultative team. Sharing expertise can work in a two way process by talking and sharing ideas this can help people in the team to learn from each other. Team work can be a learning experience for the whole team as learning works best when it’s a two way process. People co-operating when something like a Major Incident happens is a help because it can get the job done quicker. Also it spreads the workload around, so individuals don’t need to do so much work. Teams are a very effective way of implementing change Identification of development of talent
Working in a team is a good way to get to know other people in the group you also, get to see each others strengths and weaknesses. At same time other team members discover the same about you this can then lead to discovering potential informally and talent This can lead to discovering of potential informally Talent can also be discovered formally Types of team work activities Task centred- is when the team carry out a particular job in the most efficient way. Team centred- is based on the team bonding with each other and improve their skills on team work.