Analyzing Work Groups
Hill's article "A Note for Analyzing Work Groups" has 3 main points:
Group Culture arises from
These 3 factors affect the context the group works in
Group culture has direct impact
Some Limitations of Standard Strategic Planning The role of strategic planning is
to inform our daily actions and decisions over the course of a year and longer. A
strategic plan that is referred back to regularly, helps the employees stay on
track with d
During the last couple of years, theres been a resurgence of hoshin kanri as a
planning tool for many organizations. They are discoveringor rediscovering
the power of hoshin kanri and its usefulness. They are finding that with correct
What are the 6 reasons team members raise the white flag?
-Presence of an "expert"
-Presentation of a compelling argument
-Lack of confidence in own ability
-Believe decision has no impact
-Pressure to conform
-Dysfunctional decision making climate
According to Sandelands, what is play?
What function does it serve?
Play is a way of acting, not a single activity; characteristic mood; bound by rules
What is the Play Hypothesis, according to Sandelands?
The Play Hypothesis states that life is born, gro
What are 2 schools of organization design?
-Rational school of design
- "Shaping an organization is an essential role of a manager"
- Nohria-Natural school of design
- "The group organizes itself through play; manager needs to nurutre community and encour
According to Schein, what is a basic underlying assumption in an organization?
Basic underlying assumptions are the shared ideas that are not challenged and confronted in an
organization Ex: Patriotism is good.
What is the main point of the Southwest Airl
What are the organism characteristics of the spiritual form of group life?
Group grows and develops by articulating unity;
Become self in the group (instead of giving self up to group like animal)
What are barriers to effective group decision making?
-Sunk costs and escalation
-Group image concerns
Who wrote "Managing Your Team"?
What is the best strategy to lead a diverse team with high likelihood of faultlines?
1. Diagnose probability of faultlines emerging
2. Focus on task orientation when team is formed
(detailed project plan and tight deadlines)
3. Switch to relationship-buil
Where does culture come from?
Culture usually starts at the top with leaders and founders (Herb Keller of Southwest)
What are the three concepts in the "Triangle of Relationships"? -Manager-Individual-Team
What does Sandelands have to say about Nohria's a
What does Mary Parker Follet have to say about centrifugal force and the individual in spiritual
Follet: We about having a productive life for 2 reasons because
1) it nourishes the individual and
2) everyone's contributions can be united
1. Start small and build: There is a lot to learn about
hoshin kanri if you want to do it properly. Over the
years, we have developed our system of hoshin kanri that
follows a process and has several forms and templates
to help capture, identify, clarify,