Avoid using power to avoid charges of political motivation Get disagreements

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Avoid using power to avoid charges of political motivation. Get disagreements and conflicts out in the open so that subordinates have less opportunity to engage in political behavior. Avoid covert behaviors that give the impression of political intent even if none exists. Chapter Eighteen: Managing Work Groups and Teams Groups and Teams in Organizations •Group ¾ Two or more people who interact regularly to accomplish a common purpose or goal. •Types of Groups and Teams ¾ Functional Group A permanent group created to accomplish a number of organizational purposes with an indefinite time horizon. ¾ Informal or Interest Group A group created by its own members for purposes that may or may not be relevant to organizational goals. ¾ Task Group A group created by the organization to accomplish a relatively narrow range of purposes within a stated time horizon.
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MGMT 309 - Wesson 90 Teams • Team ¾ An interdependent group of workers who function as a unit, often with little or no supervision, to carry out work- related tasks, functions, and activities. • Benefits of Teams ¾ Give more responsibility for task performance to workers who do the tasks. ¾ Empower workers by giving them greater authority and decision-making freedom. ¾ Allow organizations to capitalize on the knowledge and motivation of their workers. ¾ Enable the organization to shed its bureaucracy and to promote flexibility and responsiveness. Groups and Teams in Organizations (cont’d) • Stages of Group and Team Development ¾ Forming Attempting to define the task and how it will be accomplished through discussions of task-related concepts/issues. ¾ Storming Defensiveness, intragroup competition, and the formation of factions; arguing among members, even when they agree. ¾ Norming Establishing and maintaining team ground rules. More friendliness and confiding in one another. ¾ Performing The ability of the group/team to prevent or work through problems.
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