Identify three advantages and three disadvantages of working in virtual teams

Identify three advantages and three disadvantages of

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Identify three advantages and three disadvantages of working in virtual teams. (pp. 189-191) Advantages: Leveling of status differences (rank is less prominent than face to face groups) Transcends boundaries of space and time Valuable for busy people who live near each other (chance of meeting once a week is less than 10%) Disadvantages: No personal connection Technology may have glitches Cultures differ in communication, make sure to read between the lines Chapter 8: Effective Meetings Identify the times when a meeting is justified. (pp. 216) Is the job beyond capacity of one person? Are individual’s tasks interdependent? Is there more than one decision/solution? Are misunderstandings or reservations likely? Explain the purpose of a meeting agenda and reminder emails/memos. Agenda purpose: to give guidance and direction to the meeting Email purpose: to give members time to think about important items / Explain the necessary items to include on a meeting agenda. (pp. 217-219) objectives/goals Date, time, location, duration Participants Background information Pre-meeting work Explain Tropman’s bell-shaped agenda structure. (p. 220) Start of meeting: simple business (minutes, announcements, easiest decisons) Middle: most difficult topics/decisions End: easier and brainstorm items to allow decompression
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Explain the problem-solving steps in the Nominal Group Technique and Reflective-thinkingSequence (p. 235-236).1.Anonymous ideas2.Public posting of ideas3.Clarify and discuss ideas (without criticism)4.Anonymous ranking5.Discuss highest rankings6.Make a decision/Define the ways in which groups can make decisions: consensus, majority vote, minority decision, expert opinion, authority rule. Explain how to decide which decision-making method is ideal. (pp. 238-239) Chapter 9: Developing & Organizing the PresentationExplain the steps to conducting an audience analysis. Why is analyzing your audience important? (pp. 249-253)Who are the key audience members?How much do they know?What do they want to know?What are their personal preferences?Which demographic characteristics are significant?What size is the group?What are listener’s attitudes?Define thesis statement and explain its purpose in a presentation. Be able to create a thesis statement. (p. 259-260) Thesis statement: key idea, single sentence that summarizes your message Purpose: to let your listeners know what you are getting at and to have a point to centralize your presentation around Explain the structure of an effective presentation outline. When answering this question, be sure you can also identify the elements that effective introductions and conclusions have. (pp. 263- 264; pp. 273-279; p. 281) Outline: Introduction Capture listener’s attention Give your audience a reason to listen
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