Flashcards in Essays for Test 3 Deck (17):
What are 4 strengths of groups?
1. generate more info and knowledge
2. greater diversity of views and creativity
3. greater acceptance of decisions
4. generally more accurate
What are 4 weaknesses of groups?
1. time-consuming act
2. conforming to pressures
3. discussions can be dominated by few members
4. situation of ambiguous responsibility
What are 3 group decision making techniques?
2. nominal group technique
3. electronic meeting
idea-generating process designed to overcome pressure for conformity
define nominal group technique.
-works by restricting discussion during decision making process
-members physically present, but operate interdependently
define electronic meeting.
uses computers to hold large meetings of up to 50 people
what are the 4 types of teams?
1. problem solving team
2. self-management work teams
3. cross-functional teams
4. virtual teams
define problem solving team. (4)
-from same department
-meet for few hours each week
-to DISCUSS ways of improving quality, efficiency, and the work environment
define self-management teams. (2)
-take on responsibilities of their former supervirsors
define cross-functional teams. (4)
-employees from about same hierarchal level, but from diff work areas
-come together to accomplish a task
-also called task force or committee
define virtual teams.
teams that use computer tech to tie together physically dispersed members to achieve a common goal
How do organizations create effective teams?
using job characteristic model (JCM) to create work design
What are the 4 components of JCM?
2. skill variety
3. task identity
3. task significance
what are 3 ways to turn individuals into team players?
define selection with regard to turing individuals into team players.
make team skills 1 of the interpersonal skills in the hiring process
define training with regard to turning individuals into team players.
individualistic people can learn to be team players