Team challenge

Role Clarity

“Highly effective teams have clearly articulated roles and responsibilities.” – The Team Approach, CMOE Press

Psychological background on Role Clarity as a team challenge

Role clarity is an important basis for successful cooperation. To achieve this, several preconditions must be fulfilled.
The self-determination theory developed by the psychologists Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci from the University of Rochester, USA, also shows this interdependence very clearly. According to their theory, the motivation for a certain behavior depends on the extent to which the three basic psychological needs of competence, social inclusion and autonomy can be satisfied.
The model illustrates very well that role clarity achieved in this way leads to a high level of commitment and job satisfaction and this then simultaneously increases the desirable quality.
  • Feedback helps everyone to improve their capabilities and skills if it is constructive and reasonable.
  • Autonomy enables employees to pursue their goals and perform their duties in accordance with their role at the workplace.
  • Participation is needed from everyone at the workplace so that you can interact with each other in the ways your roles predefine.
  • Team support is needed so that a common goal and mutual support is guaranteed despite different roles within your team.
Theoretical Model behind the team challenge Role Clarity

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