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2 or more people who work INTERDEPENDENTLY over a time period to accomplish COMMON GOALS related to some TASK-ORIENTED PURPOSE
•High member involvement
•Production, maintenance, sales team
•Integrates activities across biz functions
•Moderate member involvement
•Top management team
•Provides recommendations/resolves issues
•Low member involvement
•Advisory council, committee
•Produces a 1-time output
•Member involvement varies
•Product design, research group
•Performs complex tasks in highly challenging circumstances
•Member involvement varies
•Surgical team, music group, sports
5 Steps of the predictable sequence of team development
A sequence where not much gets done in the team until halfway thru the project, after which the team makes necessary changes to get done on time
3 Types of Team Interdependence
Reciprocal task interdependence
Back and forth communication/input necessary to do each step of work
Important characteristics of a team
3 Categories of Member roles
•Team task roles (energizer, orienter)
•Team building roles (encourager, compromiser)
•Individual roles (aggressor, slacker)
Tasks where only one member needs to have the mental or physical ability for the team to succeed (trivia tournament)
Teams performance depends on on the performance of the weakest member (pit stop crew)
Value in Diversity Problem- Solving Approach
Perspective that diversity in teams is beneficial becuz it makes a larger pool of knowledge
Belief that people group together with people like themselves and avoid to dissimilar people, leading to poor performance
Differences that are observable after more direct experience; attitudes, values
For what types of teams is having a big team beneficial? For which team is it not beneficial?
Having a big team is good for management and project teams, not good for teams with productions tasks becuz extra people is unnecessary
Hybrid outcome interdependence
Members receive rewards that are dependent on both group and individual performance
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