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Mastering Self- Leadership: -Teams already have demonstrated their ability to make major contributions to organizations in a variety of industries. Increased productivity; higher product and service quality; a better quality of work life of the employees and reduced costs, turnover, and absenteeism are among the more salient payoffs - Teams perform many of the tasks that previously were the responsibility of management, such as conducting meetings, solving technical and personal problems, making a wide range of decisions on many issues including performance methods, and deciding who will complete which task -Synergy- the condition whereby team members together accomplish significantly more than they could if they acted on their own -TEAM- together everyone achieves more -Teams work best when their members have strong individual skills and strong group skills -Team self- Leadership- the application of mental and behavioral self-leadership strategies that enable team members to provide themselves with self-direction and self-motivation, and ultimately to become effective, personally empowered contributors to their team -Specific behavioral team self- leadership practices include team self-observation, team self-goal setting, team cue modification, team self-reward/self-punishment, and team rehearsal (practice) - Self- observation- the team’s collective effort to purposefully observe (and record) its behavior and performance, as well as attempt to understand the antecedents and consequences associated with those actions - Team self- observation- encompasses the group working collectively to measure and understand its behavior - Team self-goal- setting- focus for teams is the shared goals of the team as a whole. Requires the group as a collective (rather than an individual leader) to establish goals - Team Cue modification- teams can remove things that cue undesirable behavior and increase exposure to elements that cue desirable behavior (ex. Team deciding to alter the configuration of its work space) - Team Self- reward and self- punishment- tangible or intangible rewards. Includes monetary bonuses, time off, or purchasing new equipment, increased satisfaction, joy from working as a team, or a feeling of
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respect for the work accomplished by the team. Self- punishment is neither the preferred nor the most effective method to influence a team’s behavior - Rehearsal also can be conducted either overtly or covertly by teams. Practice must be initiated and directed by the team as a whole rather by an individual team member - Teams can enhance their performance through the collective application of specific mental strategies that result in a team mode of thinking (include beliefs and assumptions, self-talk, and mental imagery - Self-talk- what we tell ourselves, can impact his or her effectiveness -Tendency toward group-enforced conformity dialogue (group self talk) might lead to defective decision making on the part of the group - Self managing teams faced with strategic decisions should benefit from interactively
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course MGT 3304 taught by Professor Cpneck during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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