Session 3 (Effective Teams)

Session 3 (Effective Teams) - WhatsthePlanforToday(Agenda)...

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1 What’s the Plan for Today (Agenda) Application Paper Define and Discuss Groups Review When to Choose Individuals or Teams Analyze the Barriers to Effective Teams Watch a Video Clip Discuss Junior Core/Class Group Effectiveness
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2 Individual Application Paper: Choose a current organization (e.g., work or a university course) in which you suffer from a low level of motivation. In a 3-4 page (double-spaced) paper, use the information shared in the class lecture and related concepts in your text to analyze your motivation level in that organization. Based upon your analysis, make two recommendations: (1) What is one step the organization could take to increase my motivation? (2) What is one step I could take to increase my motivation? Refer to theories in the book and/or class discussions. Feel free to solicit writing help from team members, family, friends, the BYU Writing Center (in 4026 JKB), the TAs, and Dr. DeTienne. If you solicit writing help, you must evaluate the suggestions and make the changes to the paper yourself. This paper should be professionally written and edited. To discourage sloppy work, we will deduct five points for each typo, spelling mistake, blatantly incorrect sentence, etc.
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3 Application Paper  Grading Grading rubric for Individual Application Paper is posted in BlackBoard Submit papers one week before due date for “free feedback” (no averaging)
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4 Groups Two or more people who are brought together by common goals. Their focus is built around sharing information.
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5 What About You? What kind of groups are you a part of? Why are you a part of those groups? Why do you think people join groups in the first place?
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6 Why People Join Groups* Four primary reasons why people join groups: To achieve certain goals To create or find a kind of personal identity To affiliate with other people especially if they have common interests To have a foundation of emotional support * Schachter, S. The Psychology of Affiliation: Experimental Studies of the Sources of Gregariousness , Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1959.
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7 Roles* Each role plays a significant part in the effectiveness of the group. Task Role – people that fulfill this role take an active part in fulfilling specific group tasks (i.e. information giver, information seeker, coordinator). Maintenance Role – people that participate in this role strive to ensure that the group is unified (i.e. encourager, compromiser, standard setter, harmonizer). Individual Role – people that are in this role tend to inhibit group effectiveness because of self-interested pursuits (i.e. aggressor, recognition-seeker, dominator) *Benne, K. and Sheats, R. “Functional Roles of Group Members,” Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (Issue 2), 1948, pp. 41-49.
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8 Norms* Group Norms – informal expectations and rules that groups create to regulate group member behavior.
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