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Exam 4 Study Guide - Exam 4 Study Guide Chapter 12 Team is...

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Exam 4 Study Guide Chapter 12 Team- is a collection of people who regularly interact to pursue common goals Teamwork- is the process of people actively working together to accomplish common goals Synergy- is the creation of a whole greater than the sum of its individual parts Social loafing- is the tendency of some people to avoid responsibility by free riding in groups Formal group- is officially recognized and supported by the organization Informal group- is unofficial and emerges from relationships and shared interests among members Committee- is designated to work on a special task on a continuing basis Project tem or task force- is convened for a specific purpose and disbands when its task is completed Cross functional team- operates with members who come from different functional units of an organization Virtual team- work together and solve problems through computer based interactions Self managing work team- have the authority to make decisions about how they share and complete their work Team building- is a sequence of activities to analyze a team and make changes to improve its performance Effective team- achieves high levels of performance, membership satisfaction, and future viability Group process- is the way members work together to accomplish tasks 5 stages of life cycle of team o Forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning Norm- is a behavior, rule, or standard expected to be followed by members Cohesiveness- is the degree to which members are attracted to and motivated to remain a part of the team Task activity- is an action taken by a team member that directly contributes to the groups performance purpose Maintenance activity- is an action taken by a team member that supports the emotional life of the group Distributed leadership- is when all members of a team contribute helpful task and maintenance behaviors Disruptive activities- are self serving behaviors that interfere with team effectiveness Decentralized communication network- allows all members to communicate directly with one another
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