Bmgt 364 final exam

BMGT 364 Final Exam
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BMGT 364 Final Exam Name _Jared Lindenberg___ UID _109875998 Answer the following questions as completely as you are able incorporating information from lectures, videos, slides, and readings. I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination.
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Question 1 Examining Coach Brooks or Steve Jobs yields a lot of details about team effectiveness, and how to know if the team being built has the right players to become successful. In order to succeed, a “perfect” team must form a sense of unity, trust, and interdependence in order to succeed, for both cases. According to the Fortune Article, Why Dream Teams Fail we can gather what is wrong with getting so many all stars on the same team; where on paper, you believe to have had the perfect team when in fact the team wouldn’t perform effectively. If you sign too many all-stars, there is no guarantee that the members will have the chemistry to work together. With too many all stars, each team member would think that they are the best, and would potentially refuse to cooperate with each other because their egos. Herb Brooks says that “All-star teams fail because they rely solely on individual talent,” rather than team cooperation. Another issue raised in Why Dream Teams Fail centers around how failing to build a culture of trust among team members spells disaster for the team as a whole. If team members fail to trust each other, they will choose to withhold information from each other, creating a sense of dysergy, where the sum of its parts is greater than the final value of the team. Herb Brooks addresses this problem by training the whole team Hockey too hard, hard enough that they will in turn learn to trust each other by having a common problem – their dislike of their coach. This example also applies to the part in the article where it discusses how tolerating competing agendas leads to failing teams, since Brooks is able to eradicate the hate from the team members against each other to the hatred for the coach himself. Steve Jobs wouldn’t tolerate competing agendas, since one of his criteria for hiring the team was that everyone had the same end goal in mind: to create the best and more user-friendly personal computer. This commitment to the same goal helping everyone move in the same direction, effectively, since everyone had the same image of the end game. Other issues brought up in Why Dream Teams Fail include how teams will not accomplish anything if conflicts are left unresolved and to fester. In the example of the 1980 Hockey Team, the festering conflicts caused the team to bicker and fight amongst each other, which will move the team even further away from the goal until Coach Brooks stepped in and helped the group into their “norming” phase. The ultimate goal of a team is somehow find synergy – having the sum of the parts be
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