Comm 292 Chapter 6 Notes

5 adjourning the final stage in group development for

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5. Adjourning – the final stage in group development for temporary groups, where attention is directed toward wrapping up activities rather than task performance. The five-stage model considers the interpersonal process of the group, while the punctuated- equilibrium model considers the time challenges that the group faces. Contextual factors relating to team performance: 1. Adequate Resources a. “technology, adequate staffing, administrative assistance, encouragement, timely information” 2. Leadership and Structure a. Creating a real team rather than a team in name only b. Setting a clear and meaningful direction for the team’s work c. Making sure that the team structure will support working effectively d. Ensuring that the team operates within a supportive organizational context e. Providing expert coaching f. Multi-team systems – systems in which different teams need to coordinate their efforts to produce a desired outcome; leadership is especially important for this. 3. Climate of Trust 4. Performance Evaluation and Rewards a. Group-based appraisals, profit-sharing, gainsharing, small-group incentives, etc. Composition factors relating to team performance: 1. Skills a. Technical expertise b. Problem-solving and decision-making skills c. Good listening, feedback, conflict resolution—interpersonal skills 2. Personality 3. Roles a. Task-oriented roles – roles performed by group members to ensure that the tasks of the group are accomplished. b. Maintenance roles – roles performed by group members to maintain good relations within the group. c. Individual roles – roles performed by group members that are not productive for keeping the team on task.
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4. Group Diversity – the presence of a heterogeneous mix of individuals within a group. a.
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