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Consists of 2 or more people who work interdependently over some time period to accomplish common goals related to some common purpose
What are the two primary ways teams differ from groups?
1) Interactions in team involve greater dependence than interactions in groups
2) Interactions within teams occurs with a specific task-related purpose in mind
A type of team that produce goods or services
A type of team that integrate activities of subunit across business functions
A type of team that provide recommendations and resolve issues
A type of team that produce a one-time output(product, service, plan, design, etc.)
A type of team that perform complex tasks that are short in duration and take place in highly visible or challenging circumstances
What are the 5 forms of teams?
What are the one general way that the degree of teams vary?
They have autonomy and are self-managed...there is not single best level of self-managment and depends on a variety of factors
Are teams in which members are geographically dispersed, and interdependent activity occurs through electronic communications
Teams also vary in how developmentally _____ they are.
What are the standard stages of team development?
(Not all teams go through the same stages in the same order)
Patterns of behavior develop, and are continued because of inertia until a process revision takes place, leading the team to higher levels of performance
Refers the degree to which team members interact with and rely on other team members for the information, materials, and resources
Group members complete their work assignments independently, and then his work is simply "piled up" to represent group output
Different tasks are done in a prescribed order, and the group is structured such that the members specialize in these tasks
Members are specialized to perform specific tasks, and members interact with a subset of other members to complete the team's work
Each member has a great deal of discretion in terms of what they do and with whom they interact in the course of collaborating on the team's product
What are the 4 forms of task interdependence?
Exists when team members have a shared vision of the team's goal and align their individual goals with that vision as a result
How do you create goal interdependence?
Ensure that the team has a formalized mission statement that team members accept
Exists when team members share the rewards that the team earns
What makes up team composition?(5)
The behaviors a person is expected to display in a given context
A role where leader makes decisions for the team and provides direction and control over members who perform assigned tasks
refers to behaviors that directly facilitate the accomplishment of team tasks
Team task roles
Refer to behaviors that influence the quality of team's social climate
Team building roles
Reflect behaviors that benefit the individual at the expense of the team
A member ability, the member who possesses the highest level of ability relevant to task will have the most influence in the effectiveness of the team
A member ability, the team's performance depends on the ability of the "weakest link"
A member ability, the contributions from every member of the team add up to determine team performance
What are the 3 member abilities?
What are the 3 traits especially critical in teams?
______ people tend to be more cooperative and trusting, tendencies that promote positive attitudes about the team and smooth interpersonal interactions
______ people tend to be dependable and work hard to achieve goals.
________ people tend to perform more effectively in interpersonal contexts and more positive and optimistic in general.
What are the two theories related to diversity in teams?
Value in diversity problem-solving approach
Diversity is valuable because different people have different approaches to solving problems
Value in diversity problem-solving approach
Diversity is detrimental because people are more attracted to those who are like them than they are to those who are not liked them
Diversity based on observable attributes and can head to problems initially because people may have difficulty communicating with others who are perceived to be different, however, these problems tend to fade over time as members gain experience with one another
Diversity based on attributes that are inferred with experience and differences with respect to attitudes, values and personality mat nor case problems initially but it can lead to problems over time
Having a greater number of members is _______ for management and project teams but not for teams engaged in production tasks
research concluded that team members tend to be more satisfied with their team with how many number of members?
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