SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Team A Lisa Clark, Rosalind Clay, Wendi Gilmore, Laurie tribble Organizational Behavior HCS/370 02/13/17 Professor Woods
INTRODUCTION “ No man is an island” is a famous quote by John Donne that refers to the connections humans have to one another in order to thrive. Likewise, so it is within organizations. Organizations would not exist if it were not for the formation, development, and maintenance of groups and teams. In fact, it is the grouping and “teaming” of individuals that creates the structures and cultures of an organization. Organizational structures can range from simple to hierarchal but the common denominator found in all, are the groups and teams that execute the mission of the organization.
THE IMPACT OF GROUPS AND TEAMS ON ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR • We are discussing the impact of groups and teams on organizational behavior. To lay a proper foundation we will define what groups and teams are and are not. For our purposes, a group can be defined in general terms as “two or more interdependent individuals who influence one another through social interaction.” (Hitt, Colella, Miller, 2011). • Teams—groups of individuals working toward specific goals or outcomes. The common elements in the definition of a team are: • Two or more people • with work roles that require them to be interdependent • who operate within a larger social system (the organization) • performing tasks relevant to the organization’s mission • with consequences that affect others inside and outside the organization • who have membership that is identifiable to those who are on the team and to those who are not on the team. (Hitt, Colella, Miller, 2011).
THE IMPACT OF TEAM EFFICACY ON ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Outcomes alone are not enough to gage a team’s efficacy, therefore, measuring criterion must be applied to quantify efficacy. Measuring criterion such as:
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