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3.04GroupExercisestudentversion - 4) Commitment to a common...

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Group/Team Exercise Prof. Randel
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Farmers Task-Force Instructions Get into teams of 6 (a few teams of 5 are OK). Get the strips of paper from one of us, but be careful to ONLY look at your strip of paper… Do NOT SHOW your strip of information to anyone on your team (OK to talk about the info). Find a place near (or in) the classroom that’s not too noisy and start figuring out what you need to do. Figuring this out is part of the exercise. Do not speak to members of other teams. Do not write anything down during this task. Send one team member to see me/us to check your results when you think you are finished.
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Focusing on Team Basics
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Critical Factors for High Performance Teams 1) ________________________________ 2) ________________________________ 3) ________________________________
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Unformatted text preview: 4) Commitment to a common purpose (members put team goals ahead of individual needs) 5) Positive team culture (honesty, openness, respect, & consistency of performance) 6) __________________________________ Teams Arent Always the Answer Three tests to see if a team fits the situation: Is the work complex and is there a need for different perspectives? Does the work create a common purpose or set of goals for the group that is larger than the aggregate of the goals for individuals? Are members of the group involved in interdependent tasks? Use individuals instead of teams when: One person is truly an expert on the problem The task doesnt require the commitment of others Efficiency and speed are needed The organizational culture rewards individualism and employees act competitively People want to be left alone instead of empowered...
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