Work Teams Module

Work Teams Module - Industrial-Organizational Psychology...

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Prepared by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology - SIOP Industrial-Organizational Psychology Learning Module Work Teams
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Lesson Objectives Know what constitutes a work team, and be familiar with different types of work teams. Know why the use of work teams in organizations is on the rise. Understand the most common reasons for work team failure. Understand how I/O psychologists are helping to make work teams more effective . Prepared by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology - SIOP At the end of this lecture, you should:
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There is a long history of psychologists studying groups. For example, topics studied include: Intimacy among group members. Group composition. Group compatibility. Group process & productivity.
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(Hidden slide with additional speaker notes) There is a long history of psychologists studying groups. For example, topics studied include: Intimacy among group members. Group composition. Group compatibility. Group process & productivity.
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What is a Work Team? Many different definitions, but most have three elements: 1) An interdependent, intact social system. 2) One or more tasks to perform. 3) Operating within an organizational context . Prepared by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology - SIOP
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Work teams are pervasive in industry, across all organizational levels. Quality control circles.
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 210 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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