MGMT1001 s2 2011 Lecture 5 Handout

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s2 2011 MGMT1001 s2 2011 Lecture 5 Understanding Groups and Teams Janis Wardrop
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s2 2011 Today’s lecture 1. The wonderful world of groups and teams 2. What is a group? What is a team? 3. Stages of group development 4. Group structure 5. Group processes 6. Creating effective teams
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s2 2011 What is a group? What is a team? ± A group is 2 or more people with a common goal, but there is no psychological contract between them - the outcomes are less dependent on all the members working together and there is usually no shared responsibility and accountability for outcomes ± A team is 2 or more people psychologically contracted together to achieve a common goal in which all individuals involved share at least some level of responsibility and accountability for the outcome.
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s2 2011 Why do we need teams? ± Complex projects need more than one person Multiple areas of expertise--one person does not have all the skills Sequential tasks Time—one person would take too long to complete the project ± Teams offer a diversity of knowledge, ideas and opinions
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s2 2011 Different types of teams in organisations: Type of group Description Formal group Established to achieve particular objectives; contribute to organisational goals Command group Employees who report to the same manager Teams Groups whose members take individual and collective responsibility for shared objectives Task-force Temporary groups set up to deal with particular issue or objective Cross-functional team Teams with members from different organisational functions/ groups – used to increase communication and integration across different areas of the organisation Project teams Teams set up to complete a specific task Committees Groups that meet at regular intervals to consider issues of interest for groups / departments
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s2 2011 Virtual Teams ± A team of people who work together largely through computer- based rather than face-to-face interactions. ± Advantages:
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course COMMERCE 3502 taught by Professor All during the One '11 term at University of New South Wales.

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