MHR 701--Groups and Teams (for Carmen)

MHR 701--Groups and Teams (for Carmen) - Groups, Teams and...

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Groups, Teams and Teamwork MHR 701 Dr. Larry Inks Department of Management and Human Resources Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University
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2 Groups and Teams in Organizations Group/Team Dynamics Group/Team Processes Maximizing Your Success in a Group/Team Summary Thoughts Overview
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Groups
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4 Benefits of Groups For the individual : Greater availability of, and access to, resources, etc. Affiliation Security and protection Self-esteem and sense of identity Problem solving For the organization : Task accomplishment (e.g., that couldn’t be done by one person) Increased creativity and innovation • Increase collaboration (e.g., cross-functional, etc.) • (Usually) better decision making (e.g., for complex decisions) • Helps socialize newcomers These benefits aren’t a “given”; they come with good planning, etc.
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5 Definition of a “Group” : “Two or more interdependent individuals who influence one another through social interaction.” Formal groups Informal groups Group members can play a variety of different roles : Task-oriented roles Maintenance roles Individual roles Group “Basics”
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6 Common Roles Played in Group Settings Task-Oriented Roles Initiator Energizer Information Seeker Opinion Giver Elaborator Evaluator Recorder Maintenance Roles Harmonizer Compromiser Encourager Expediter Gatekeeper Commentator Individual Roles Blocker Recognition Seeker Dominator Evader Group members can play more than one role at a time
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7 Tuckman Model (5 stages) • Forming • Storming • Norming • Performing • Adjourning (for temporary teams) Question: How does this model address new group members? Punctuated Equilibrium Model First meeting Inertia (typically doing very little) Increased level of activity at “halfway point” More inertia/constancy in behavior until close to deadline Frenzied activity to complete project Models of Group Development Productivity of group/process heavily dependent on initial meeting(s)
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Teams
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9 Definition of a “Team” : Two or more interdependent people who operate within a larger social system, perform tasks relevant to the organization’s mission, affect others both inside and outside the organization, and have identifiable membership. In comparison to a group, a team has the following characteristics
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