Lecture_10-_Team_Dynamics_and_Cohesion__

Lecture_10-_Team_Dynamics_and_Cohesion__ - Team Dynamics...

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Team Dynamics and Group Cohesion
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Groups and Teams Group: two or more people who interact with, and exert mutual influence on, each other Team : a group that must interact with each other to accomplish shared objectives Not all groups are teams, BUT All teams are groups
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What makes a group a team? A collective identity A sense of shared purpose or common goals Interpersonal attraction
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Theories of Team Development Linear Groups move progressively through different stages Issues present themselves at each stage 4 stages Forming Storming Norming Performing
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Theories of Team Development (cont.) Forming Members familiarize themselves w/ others Make social comparisons Storming Resistance (leader, control by the group, interpersonal conflict) Infighting Norming form sense of unity Solidarity and cooperation Performing Members work together to achieve team goals
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Theories of Team Development Cyclical or Life cycle Assumes that groups develop similar to the life cycle of humans (birth, growth, and death) Group psychologically prepares for breaking up Pendular Assumes that groups do not move through stages linearly Development includes environmental influences
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Aspects of a Team Group Roles Definition: the set of behaviors required or expected of the person in a group Both formal and informal Role clarity Communication is important Role acceptance Depends on: Opportunity to use specialized skills
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course KIN 340 taught by Professor Hepler during the Summer '07 term at Michigan State University.

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