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Week 4 - Lecture - Teams Support Your Learning Commitment...

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Teams Support Your Learning Commitment Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing Team Roles Rules, Norms, and Conflict Diversity and Teams Virtual Teams At some points in our lives, all of us have worked on a team. Your team may have been at work, at school, or in a community organization. However, you may not know that: All teams go through stages of team development. Individual members may prefer certain roles on the team. Teams establish rules and norms that govern how the team will work together. Conflict is a normal and often productive part of teamwork. Differences in culture, values, generations, and gender impact how teams perform. Virtual teams share many of the challenges of face-to-face teams. Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing When teams form and need to accomplish a goal, there are a number of stages that the team goes through in order to complete the project. In the lecture this week, follow Team DeVry as the teammates go through these stages of team development.
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Example Team DeVry is a group of students similar to you and your team. Like you, they need to complete a team project; and like some of you, they are a virtual team. To get started, they decide to collect some information about each other. They begin with a chart that includes the time zones where the members live. To this chart, they decide to add phone numbers, work hours, and the three most convenient times to contact each other.
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