Chapter 6 Review - Chapter 6: Working with Teams...

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Chapter 6: Working with Teams Introduction -together people get more things done and more effectively then they would individually -teams offer any number of benefits: solving problems get more resources, see different approaches to problems and you often make more accurate decisions b/c others may correct mistake you have made -also get psychological benefits: sense of inclusion allows people to buy more into decisions -also do create problems: conflicts of work ethic and so fort SHOULD YOU USE A TEAM? -teams are sometime unnecessary, for example when a task only requires one person or they take up too much time -teams are unnecessary when decision makers don’t value the opinions of the team ex. Going to do what want regardless of what the team says -or the performance of the weakest person determines the success of all WHAT IS A TEAM? -A small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable -team members bring with them skills that complement one another, don’t want people having different goals -team members understand that they are mutually accountable, most importantly no one tries to get all the credit SUCCESSFUL TEAMS A. Themes and identity: effective teams, identify with them ex. Wearing B. Enthusiasm and Energy: this fades, to do good keep it as strong and leveled C. Event-Driven History: successful teams have a history, things they have experienced D. Personal commitment: feel a strong personal commitment to the team, even when they don’ feel like it E. Optimism: know that they will succeed, needs to be realistic though F. Performance Results: gets things done, accomplish goals in measurable ways UNSUCCESFUL TEAMS >unclear goals, poor leadership, lack of mutual accountability, misunderstanding of roles, to much unhealthy conflicts
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Chapter 6: Working with Teams Explain the three dimensions of leadership? 1. Assigned vs. emergent leadership
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Chapter 6 Review - Chapter 6: Working with Teams...

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