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Running head: GROUPS AND TEAMS PAPER 1 Groups and Teams Paper Laura Wadell January 23, 2011 Dr. Kathleen Bates
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GROUPS AND TEAMS PAPER 2 Groups and Teams Paper Groups and teams contribute highly to the effectiveness of any organization. Groups and teams can improve performance, provide better customer service, expand innovation, boost motivation and satisfaction. All these essential factors help an organization gain competitive advantage which is crucial in today’s market. Group “A group is a collection of two or more people who work with one another regularly to achieve common goals. In a true group, members (1) are mutually dependent on one another to achieve common goals and (2) interact regularly with one another to pursue those goals over a sustained period of time” (Schermerhorn Jr., Hunt, & Osborn, 2008, p. 170). Synergy is important in any organization because it helps organizations stay competitive and continue to provide high performance (Schermerhorn Jr., Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). One of the advantages of synergy is that employees working in a group become more productive and are able to produce more outputs than if they were working independently. Factors that make synergy successful is that employees in the group are able to bounce ideas off one another and to bring a diverse knowledge base on any issue. Synergy allows a group to accomplish an objective that would be too vast for one person to achieve. In order for managers to take advantage of the
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