BUAD_304_Lecture_3(1)

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BUAD 304: Leading Organizations Lecture Session #3 Leader as Team Developer Leader as Stylist
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Today’s Topics w Teams: definition and types w Benefits and costs of teams w When to use teams; how to maximize effectiveness w Leadership styles, leader-follower fit
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Why Have Teams Become So Popular? w Because teams: n Tend to outperform individuals n Are more innovative n Are more flexible and responsive to changes in the environment n Increase involvement; make better use of employee talents n Are an effective way to democratize an organization and increase motivation
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Defining Groups and Teams Work Group A group that interacts primarily  to share information and to  make decisions to help each  group member perform within  his or her area of responsibility Work Team A group whose individual efforts  result in a performance that is   greater than the sum of the    individual inputs
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Mini-Case w You have been hired as a consultant for a large manufacturing firm. The firm is considering forming work teams in various parts of the company. w Make a list of factors the firm should take into account as it makes a decision.
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Simple Complex Independent Interdependent Work Tasks: When to Use a Team Assign the  task to an  individual Assign the  task to a  team
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Types of Teams Problem-solving Teams Groups that meet to discuss solutions to  existing problems thereby improving  performance (e.g., quality, efficiency,  work environment) Self-Managed Work Teams Groups that take on the responsibilities  typically performed by supervisors
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Types of Teams (cont’d) Cross-Functional Teams Employees from different work areas (usually same level  in the hierarchy), who work toward a common goal.  Examples: task force; committee.
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