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Ch 11: Teams - Characteristics and Diversity
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How do teams create better performance?
Greater goal commitment, variety of skills and abilities used for task achievement, greater sharing of knowledge.
How can teams lead to poorer performance?
Managing, coordinating, and developing effective communication within the team, time and energy members spend maintaining the team, social loafing.
What are the three components to Team Effectiveness?
Team development, Task interdependence, Team composition.
What are the five stages of Team development?
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning.
Punctuated equilibrium model
A team pattern gets established until it hits a midpoint of inertia where the team realizes they need to speed things up to finish the project on time.
refers to the degree to which team members rely on information, materials, and resources needed to accomplish work for the team.
requires the lowest degree of required coordination, members complete their work assignments independently and then this work is simply "piled up" to represent the group's output.
requires different tasks to be done in a prescribed oder, interact to carry out their work, the interaction only occurs between members who perform tasks that are next to each other in sequence.
Requires specialized members to perform specific tasks. However, instead of a strict sequence of activities, members interact with a sublet of other members to complete the team's work.
requires the highest level of interaction and coordination among members. Each member has a great deal of discretion in terms of what they do and with who they interact in the course of the collaboration involved in accomplishing the team's work.
What kind of relationship does task interdependence have with team performance?
What kind of relationship does task interdependence have with team commitment?
exists when team members have a shared vision of team goals and align their individual goals with that vision as a result.
exists when team members share in the rewards that the team earns.
the mix of people who make up the team
team members provide a wide array of abilities, both physical and cognitive.
What are the three member ability task types?
Disjunctive, conjunctive, additive.
defined as a set of expected behaviors for a particular position.
What are the three different role types?
Task roles, Team building or maintenance, individualistic roles
the degree to which members are different from one another in terms of any attribute that might be used by someone as a basis of categorizing people.
value in diversity approach
says diversity is beneficial because it provides for a larger pool of knowledge and perspectives from which a team can draw as it carries out its work.
similarity attraction approach
says people tend to be more attracted to others who are perceived as more similar.
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