Coordination - Lecture 9: Coordination Thursday, March 27,...

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Lecture 9: Coordination Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:44 AM Creating Interdependence 1. Introduction A. Conflict Management is Key 1. Constructive conflict is issue-focused 2. Destructive conflict is needs-focused B. Managing Conflict Constructively Enhances Coordination  (think differently, be  different; when you tell people to be different, it causes conflict) 2. Motive to Connect: Coordination A. Definition: 1. Creating interdependence 2. To exchange resources 3. Sentiment, motivation 4. To achieve organizational goals B. Types of Interdependence 1. Pooled: common resources, but independent activities  a. e.g. out of beer, everyone empties their pockets and pools their  money to get a case of beer 2. Sequential: time-dependent (think assembly line) 3. Reciprocal: input from others, continuous input from everyone 4. The key is adapting the form of interdependence to the task a. What the best way to complete the task? b.
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