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Team players are committed, collaborative, and competent.Common forms of teams are work, project, cross-functional, self-managed, andvirtual.Team interdependence describes the degree to which members depend on each otherfor information, materials, and other resources to complete their job tasks.8.4TRUST BUILDING AND REPAIR—ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR SUCCESSTrust is a belief that another person will consider the way his or her intentions andbehaviors will affect you.Three common forms of trust are contractual, communication, and competence.Trust is critical to your short- and long-term success and, if damaged, can be repairedusing a seven-step process.8.5KEYS TO TEAM EFFECTIVENESSHigh-performing teams have several characteristics, such as participative leadership,aligned purpose, future focused, and creativity.Charters and strategies, composition, and capacity are the three Cs of effective teams.Page 328Reward and collaboration are important means of fostering teameffectiveness.The Organizing Framework for Chapter 8As shown inFigure 8.8, the process of group/team dynamics leads to a large number ofoutcomes at all three levels in the Organizing Framework.
FIGURE 8.8Organizing Framework for Understanding and Applying OB© 2014 Angelo Kinicki and Mel Fugate. All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited withoutpermission of the authors.Challenge: Major Questions for Chapter 8You should now be able to answer the following questions. Unless you can, have you reallyprocessed and internalized the lessons in the chapter? Refer to the Key Points,Figure 8.8, thechapter itself, and your notes to revisit and answer the following major questions:1.How can knowledge of groups and teams and their key characteristics make me moresuccessful?2.How can understanding the group development process make me more effective atschool and work?3.What are the characteristics of effective team players, team types, andinterdependence, and how can these improve my performance in teams?4.How can I build and repair trust in ways that make me more effective at school, work,and home?5.What are the keys to effective teams, and how can I apply this knowledge to give mean advantage?Page 329IMPLICATIONS FOR METhere are five practical ways you can apply the material in this chapter. First, learn whichindividual functions of groups are most important to you. This knowledge can help youunderstand why you are more satisfied in some groups than others. Knowledge of organizationalfunctions can help you diagnose conflict and/or underperformance in some of the groups inwhich you are a member. Second, apply your knowledge of task and maintenance roles toidentify ways you can make meaningful contributions to your groups and teams. If a role is
missing and important, use your knowledge to fulfill it. Third, develop your teamworkcompetencies.Table 8.5provides examples of how to do it. These competencies will serve youin any group or team and increase your value throughout your career. Fourth, apply your

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