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Unformatted text preview: Storming: defining roles, responsibilities, and rules. Norming: things settle down. Performing: steady progress, work is getting done. Nota bene: Conflict can arise during the storming phase, and during team work. This is good if we have the right kind of conflict: Cognitive conflict: keep the focus on ideas and issues. (Good!) Avoid Affective conflict, which focuses on personalities and feelings (Bad!) Also: avoid groupthink, which is just conformity. Defeats the purpose of a team! Characteristics of Effective Teams Small size but diverse makeup. Agreement on purpose. Agreement on procedures. Ability to handle conflict. Good communication. Collaboration, not competition. Ethical. Willingness to share leadership. Collaborative Writing Make sure the purpose is clear. In brainstorming, listen to everyone without judgments. Plan the document carefully. Know who will do what. Compose drafts. Revise, edit, proofread....
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course MGMT 346 taught by Professor Vlajcic during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.
- Spring '11