M&OB teams ch 11 & 12
Terms in this set (15)
refers to diversity regarding observable attributes such as race, ethnicity, sex, and age.
refers to diversity with respect to attributes that are less easy to observe initially, but that can be inferred after more direct experience.
consists of two or more people who work interdependently over some time period to accomplish common goals related to some task-oriented purpose.
says people tend to be more attracted to others who are perceived as more similar.
refers to the tendency of members of a group to seek and maintain harmony in a group, at the cost of ignoring or avoiding important decisions that may disrupt harmony.
is a term that refers to the different types of communication, activities, and interactions that occur within teams that contribute to their ultimate end goals.
getting more from the team than you would expect according to the capabilities of its individual members.
is getting less from the team than you would expect based on the capabilities of its individual members.
consumes time and energy that could otherwise be devoted to task activity.
what is an example of Coordination loss?
occurs when members have to wait on one another before they can do their part of the team task.
is the loss in team productivity that occurs when team members do not work as hard as they could.
what is an example of Motivational loss
happens when members exert less effort when working on team tasks than they would if they worked alone on those same tasks.
The majority of group research suggests that the optimal size of an effective and productive team is between three and seven people. (best 3)