Groups and Teams Norms 2

Groups and Teams Norms 2 - o 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 • What makes...

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Groups and Teams: Norms Cohesiveness and performance: o Low performance if: Low cohesiveness, low agreement of norms w/ org. goals High cohesiveness, low agreement of norms w/ org. goals o High performance if: High cohesiveness, high agreement of norms w/ org. goals o Variable performance if: Low cohesiveness, high agreement of norms w/ org. goals Low performance if member interaction is required High performance if member interaction isn’t required Increasing cohesiveness: o Keep members in “close proximity” o Choose members who are relatively similar o Keep groups of reasonable size and limit changes to membership o Create barriers to membership in the group/ team o Provide distinctive symbols or status for membership o Design cooperative tasks for group members to pursue and accomplish o Insure equitable rewards for individual member performances and success (in Western culture) o Identify external competition or threat What does Brooks do to increase cohesiveness?:
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Unformatted text preview: o 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 • What makes for effective group/ team?: o Output that is acceptable to those who receive/ review it o Capability of members to work together in future is enhanced o Individual members’ growth and well-being are fostered • Building effective group/ team: o Real team: interaction, boundaries, stable membership o Compelling direction: goals are clear, consequential, challenging o An enabling structure: Well designed task that’s appropriate Intrinsically motivating Proper capabilities of members Clear norms of conduct o A supportive context (most important): reinforces first 3 conditions Culture: norms that support cooperation Rewards: incentives to focus behaviors Education: training and development Information: key data and assistance Resources: human, financial, material resources available...
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