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Types of Work Teams PROBLEM-SOLVING TEAMS: o Members share ideas or offer suggestions on how work processes and methods can be improved o Rarely have he authority to implement the ideas SELF-MANAGED TEAMS o Perform highly related or independent jobs and take on many of the responsibilities of their former supervisors o Typically, these tasks involve planning and scheduling work, assigning tasks to members, making operating decisions, taking action on problems and working with suppliers and customers o Fully self-managed teams even select their own members and have the members evaluate each other’s performances o Higher job satisfaction, but increased absenteeism and turnover rates CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS o Teams made up of employees from about the same hierarchical level but from different work areas, who come together to accomplish a task o Effective means for allowing people from diverse areas within an
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Unformatted text preview: organization to exchange information, develop new ideas and solve problems and coordinate complex projects. o Early stages of management are often very time consuming as members learn to deal with diversity and complexity, it takes time to build trust and teamwork • VIRTUAL TEAMs o Use computer technology to tie together physically dispersed members in order to achieve a common goal o Allow people to collaborate online, via wide-area networks, video chat or e-mail o Teams may suffer because there is less social rapport and less direct interaction among members o Tend to be more task-oriented, but with a lower job satisfaction. o In order to be effective, trust must be established, team progress has to be monitored closely and the efforts and products of the team acknowledged...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course BADM 066 taught by Professor Bailey during the Fall '07 term at GWU.

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