ManagingWorkTeams

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Unformatted text preview: 2/28/2008 1 Managing Work Teams Managing Work Teams Management 3303.254 February 26 th Presented By: Mallory Vasquez Kyle Dirba Jake Koenig Andrew Mulder Matthew Brazile Work Team Characteristics Work Team Characteristics Team Norms Team Cohesiveness Team Size Team Size Team Conflict Stages of Team Development Team Norms Team Norms y Norms are informally agreed-on standards that regulate team behavior showing up on time y Personal example 2/28/2008 2 Team Norms Team Norms y Effective teams, develop norms about the quality and timeliness of job performance, absenteeism, safety, and honest expressions of ideas and opinions expressions of ideas and opinions. Team Norms Team Norms y Studies indicate Norms are one of the most powerful influences on work behavior y Team Norms are often associated with positive outcomes, such as stronger organizational commitment, more trust in management, and stronger job and organizational structure. Team Norms Team Norms y Negative Outcomes Finger pointing among team members Intentionally doing bad or incorrect work Damaging organizational property 2/28/2008 3 Team Norms Team Norms y Studies show that teams with negative norms strongly influenced their members to engage in these negative behaviors. Also the longer these individuals are members of a team and more frequently interact, the more likely they were to perform these negative behaviors. TEAM COHESIVENESS TEAM COHESIVENESS TEAM SIZE TEAM SIZE By Andrew Mulder TEAM SIZE TEAM SIZE Team Cohesiveness Team Cohesiveness y Cohesiveness is the extent to which team members are attracted to a team and motivated to remain in it. y There is a sense of sharing, and openness amongst members. 2/28/2008 4 Importance of Cohesiveness Importance of Cohesiveness y Better chance of retaining members y Promotes cooperative behavior, generosity, and a willingness to assist each other y When cohesiveness is high, team members are more motivated to contribute because they want to gain the approval of the other team members Cohesiveness Cohesiveness y Studies have established that cohesive teams consistently perform better y They also achieve high levels of performance quicker than teams low in cohesion Promoting Team Cohesiveness Promoting Team Cohesiveness y All team members should be present at all team meetings and activities. y Create additional opportunities for teams to work together by rearranging work schedules and creating common workspaces. y Engaging in nonwork activities as a team y Companies build cohesiveness by making employees feel like they are part of something special. Ex-Disney 2/28/2008 5 Team Size Team Size y For most teams the ideal size is between 6 and 9 members y Small enough for the teams to get to know each other and contribute equally y Large enough to take advantage of diverse skills, knowledge, and perspectives of the team members y A sense of responsibility and mutual accountability with team members...
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