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Essay body

The body of the essay is a series of paragraphs that contains the content. Each paragraph has a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Topic sentence

This is the main idea in the paragraph. It tells the reader what the paragraph is going to be about. It is usually the first sentence.

Supporting sentences

The supporting sentences are the other sentences in the paragraph. These sentences either:

  • expand on the main point
  • define key terms
  • offer explanations
  • give examples
  • give additional detail.

One factor within the team that seems to be important is the notion of team cohesiveness. Team cohesiveness enables a diverse group of individuals to work towards common goals. Maxwell (2010) stresses the importance of clearly identifying these goals and of each team member being valued for their contribution. A collaborative team working together is more likely to gain satisfaction by achieving the required outcomes (Xu 2011). For example, Singh (2009) found that where team members experienced positive morale and enthusiasm from working in a team this significantly increased the likelihood of successful completion of projects. Therefore, team cohesiveness enhances team effectiveness.

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[topic] One factor within the team that seems to be important is the notion of team cohesiveness [end topic]. [explain] Team cohesiveness enables a diverse group of individuals to work towards common goals [end explain]. [evidence] Maxwell (2010) stresses the importance of clearly identifying these goals and of each team member being valued for their contribution. A collaborative team working together is more likely to gain satisfaction by achieving the required outcomes (Xu 2011) [end evidence]. [example] For example, Singh (2009) found that where team members experienced positive morale and enthusiasm from working in a team this significantly increased the likelihood of successful completion of projects [end example]. [link] Therefore, team cohesiveness enhances team effectiveness [end link].


Activity

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Teams have become integral to the way in which organisations function. Currently, much of the work of industry and other organisations reflects the output of teams (Maxwell 2011). According to Lau (2009), these teams underpin the structure of many organisations. Today teams have become central to many organisations, contributing in many ways such as setting goals, budgeting, solving operational problems and building effective interpersonal relations. There are significant benefits of teams for organisations, including reduced costs, creativity, new ideas and new policies (Naumes 1992).