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In this section, we will go over three categories of components (context, composition, process) that may influence team performance. 3.3.1 Context Contextual factors are factors in the environment. Four types of contextual factors can influence team performance. They are adequate resources, appropriate leadership and structure, a climate of trust, and appropriate performance evaluation and reward systems. 3.3.2 Team Composition Besides contextual factors, team composition can also affect team performance. Team performance is influenced by the abilities of members, the personality of members, the allocation of roles, the diversity of members, the size of teams, and member preferences. 3.3.3 Team Processes Team processes concern events within the team. Effective teams have common plan and purpose, specific goals, high team efficacy, accurate mental models, appropriate levels of conflict, and minimal social loafing. Team effectiveness Context Composition Process
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 4 SU4 13 Think about the factors that contribute to an effective team. Have you ever been in or worked with a very effective team? How was the experience like? What can managers do to encourage highly effective teams? You should now read Robbins and Judge (2015), Chapter 10, pp. 311-320 to learn about the factors that make up an effective team. Also, take a look at Exhibit 10-3 of your text to see a detailed list of the components that affect team performance. 3.4 Team Players Since teams are very useful for organisations, organisations hope to create team players. Do you have any ideas how we can turn individuals into team players? Organisations can create team players by selecting employees who have good interpersonal skills, by training employees to be team players, and by rewarding colleagues who are good team players. Is your organisation doing enough to select, attract, and retain team players? Are there any changes that your organisation can make to encourage individuals to be team players? Selecting Training Rewarding
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 4 SU4 14 You should now read Robbins and Judge (2015), Chapter 10, pp. 320-323 to learn about creating team players. You should now watch Study Unit 4, Sections 7, 8, 9, & 11. 7. Groups vs Teams 8. Common Types of Teams 9. Creating Effective Teams 11. Creating Team Players (Access video via BlackBoard) Complete the following activity to learn more about your abilities to build and lead an effective team. How Good Am I at Building and Leading a Team? Use the following rating scale to respond to the 18 questions on building and leading an effective team. 1 = Strongly disagree 2 = Disagree 3 = Slightly disagree 4 = Slightly agree 5 = Agree 6 = Strongly agree 1. I am knowledgeable about the different stages of development that teams can go through in their life cycles 1 2 3 4 5 6 2. When a team forms, I make certain that all team members are introduced to one another at the outset 1 2 3 4 5 6 3. When the team first comes together, I provide directions, answer team members' questions, and clarify goals, expectations, and procedures 1 2 3 4 5 6 4. I help team members establish a foundation of trust among one another and between themselves and I 1 2 3 4 5 6
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