Part 5: The Leading ProcessChapter 18: Managing Work Groups and TeamsI.Groups and Teams in Organizationsa.Groupi.Consists of 2+ people who interact regularly to accomplish a common purpose or goalii.Ubiquitous part of organizational lifeb.Types of Groups and Teamsi.Functional group1.Permanent group created by the organization to accomplish a number of purposes with an unspecified time horizonii.Informal or interest group1.Created by its members for purposes that may or may not be relevant to those of the orgiii.Task group1.Created by the org to accomplish a relatively narrow range of purposes within a stated or implied time horizon2.Cross-functional teama.Form of task group that reaches across multiple functions3.Group disbands after task is accomplishediv.Team1.Group of workers that functions as a unit, often with little or no supervision, to carry out work-related tasks, functions, and activities2.Tend to be more unsupervised than groups, function more independently3.Teams and groups are very very similar, pretty much interchangeablev.Virtual team1.Comprised of people from remote work sites who work together onlinevi.If cohesive and managed correctly, teams contribute to the orgvii.Poorly managed teams may contribute little or detract from performanceviii.Goal is to form a team that requires as little supervision as possible
1.Strive for most talented people you have, that work well together, give them what they need, and let them goix.Trick is to know when to get in and get out as a managerc.Groups and Teams in Orgsi.Why people join groups or teams1.Interpersonal attraction draws people to form informal or interest groups.
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