Teams - Techniques for Managing Teams • Superordinate...

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Teams Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:01 PM Exam 2 will include Chapters 19, 10, 16, 18. Potential Costs of Teams Informal goals can conflict with the goals of management (e.g., social, equality). Cohesive teams can resist chance and new methods. Team norms promote conformity and reduce creativity. Teams reduce the power of low and middle managers (power realignment). Teams may create legal problems. Wagner Act (National Labor Law) prohibits forming groups (company unions) that reduce unionization. Groupthink - Cohesiveness inhibits contrary opinions, causing members to: Withhold dissenting ideas. Ignore obvious danger signals. Be overly optimistic Believe the team's position is moral. Managing Teams Create incentives for team performances. Game of Business (Teams) Know the rules Learn to keep score Have a stake in the outcome
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Unformatted text preview: Techniques for Managing Teams • Superordinate goals • Create goals that cannot be reached by a single party. • Participation in decision making • Members participate in decisions that affect them. • Quality circles • "Family" groups meet regularly to solve problems that affect their work. • Self-direction (Empowerment) • Team is given management responsibilities (e.g., hiring, decisions making, self-supervision). • Profit sharing • Employees receive extra income based on the organization's profits. • Would not work well in large organization, only in smaller organizations. • Profit sharing in large corporation almost always results in a failure. • Scanlon plans/gainsharing • Employees participation is rewarded with a percentage of the amount saved....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course MGMT 371 taught by Professor Mackenzie during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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