Approaching innovative and creative projects is a challenging task for a leader. Specifically, forming new teams from the existing workforce is fraught with difficult decisions. To execute the task, I would assess diverse factors, including skills/talents, project goals, and pre-existing employee relationships, at the participant selection stage and focus on resources and working conditions to guarantee the team’s success.
Various factors would be considered to choose the project team’s members. First, potential participants should be adept at creating relevant input into the project. Due to the reactive nature of the creative task, the abilities of the prospective members must be observed to be adequately integrated into creative activities. Similarly, the objectives of creative endeavors must be clear and definitive in order for the more fitting members to be selected. Next, team dynamics and the history of relationships between the members should be assessed in a way to form a team with a positive emotional climate. Finally, the members to be chosen should be flexible, thus promoting the scaling of the project; its expansion in the future is not clear at the introductory stage.
To increase the team’s chances of success as its leader, I would address subordinates’ needs by creating satisfactory working conditions and offering relevant resources/materials. This would include adequate delegation, the meeting of objectives, the resolution of conflicts, and clear and cohesive communication. A servant-leader type is the most fitting for a creative workforce that focuses on allowing employees to complete their work with less intervention and control. As a leader, I would foster increased freedom for creative endeavors, timely access to resources, and efficient management to increase the productivity and success of the team without compromising the members’ creative potential. As such, it would be vital for me to include these activity areas in the introduction and process of the project.
To sum up, the stated factors and focus areas on emphasizing as a leader would support me in choosing the right team members and providing the required assistance. Giving consideration to employees’ abilities and attitudes toward others would promote effective member selection. Efforts to provide resources and support would maximize success by ensuring proper logistics.