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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 The Nature of Teams Teams are better...

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Chapter 8 The Nature of Teams - Teams are better because:  o Productivity o Synergy o Accuracy o Commitment and enthusiasm - Characteristics of  effective  work groups o Size: 3-20; maximizes efficiency while minimizing anonymity, domination, and a  lack of commitment o Interaction o Share purpose: collective goal o Interdependence: depending on one another o Regular interaction and communication: form expectations o Identity: group is seen as distinct Tuckman’s Model - Forming o High dependence on leader for guidance and direction o Individual roles and responsibilities are unclear o Desire to be accepted by others: avoid controversy or conflict o Time conflicts - Storming
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o Team members vie for position as they attempt to establish themselves in  relation to other members o Clarity of purpose increases o Compromises may be required to enable progress - Norming o Agreement and consensus  o Roles/responsibilities are clear and accepted
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