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Management 10/e - Chapter 14 6 Study Question 1: What are teams and how do teams contribute to organizations? Teamwork Pros: Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The many benefits of teams in the workplace include: More resources for problem solving. Improved creativity and innovation. Improved quality of decision making. Greater commitments to tasks. Higher motivation through collective action. Better control and work discipline.
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Management 10/e - Chapter 14 7 Study Question 1: What are teams and how do teams contribute to organizations? Teamwork Cons Social loafing refers to the presence of “free riders” who slack off because responsibility is diffused in teams and others are present to do the work. Common problems in teams: Personality conflicts. Individual differences in work styles. Ambiguous agendas. Ill-defined problems.
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