team briefing

team briefing

a form of COMMUNICATION in which supervisors or managers pass information about company affairs to their subordinates (who in turn brief their subordinates) via the medium of a regular meeting. In this way information can be cascaded down the organization. Advocates of team briefing maintain that, as well as providing information useful to job performance, communication of this sort results in employees feeling more involved. As a result they become more committed to their organizations, with the benefit that performance may improve further. Team briefing can therefore be said to embody a HUMAN RELATIONS philosophy The efficacy of team briefing, however, can be questioned. Mechanisms for transmitting employee recommendations up the organization hierarchy are generally absent, with the result that employees may soon question whether team briefing permits genuine involvement. Some also maintain that team briefing is an attempt to weaken TRADE UNIONS in the organization, by providing alternative channels of communication to those provided by SHOP STEWARDS. See EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT.
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Every morning, there is a team briefing in which staff try to encourage and motivate each other.
Rayner (2009) also states that a team briefing at the beginning of the day, as per the WHO checklist guidance, facilitates team introductions and embraces a respected familiarality, creating a less stressed environment.
The boss of British Gas yesterday apologised for the rowdy behaviour of some staff at a team briefing in Birmingham on the day the company put up its prices.
9:15am: As soon as the rest of the team arrives we have a daily team briefing.
check] This checklist is designed for organisations wishing to implement team briefing.
The team briefing is seen as an important vehicle for imbuing the philosophy of quality, central to organisational strategy.
By facilitating increased ownership of the team briefing process, Morris hopes FENS will lead to improvements in the quality of line management communication.
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At 5pm, I pay a visit to one of our restaurants for the evening team briefing and stay to oversee operations, greet staff and generally support.