Section Review 10

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Section Review 10.1 Key Terms Group  Work group  Work team  Problem-solving team  Self-managed team  Cross-functional team  Virtual team Case Studies World Agroforestry Centre  John Deere  Merrill Lynch  Eaton Corporation  Boeing Company  IBM  Harley-Davidson  Intel  Lockheed Martin Summary Teams are growing in popularity because they typically outperform individuals, particularly  when the tasks being performed require multiple skills, judgment, and experience. Teams  are more flexible and responsive to changing events, as they have the capability to quickly  assemble, deploy, refocus, and disband. They are an effective means for management to  democratize their organizations and increase employee motivation.  A work team generates positive synergy through coordinated effort. Members' individual  efforts result in a level of performance that is greater than the sum of those individual  inputs.  Types of teams include problem-solving teams (where members share ideas or offer  suggestions on how work processes and methods can be improved), self-managed teams 
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(groups of employees who perform highly related or interdependent jobs and take on many  of the responsibilities of their former supervisors), cross-functional teams (teams made up  of employees from about the same hierarchical level, but from different work areas, who  come together to accomplish a task), and virtual teams (teams that use computer 
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