Consist of managers and the employees they supervise.
Consist of employees selected to work on a specific objective.
A temporary group formed for a specific purpose.
A permanent group that works on continuing organizational issues.
Global Virtual Team
Team members are located in different places but work together as a team using telecommunications technologies.
Group Size, Structure, Composition, and Leadership Leadership and Structure Group Composition Number in Group Leadership and Objectives Teams Groups versus Groups tend to be larger than teams. Teams tend to have few members. Groups are more formal and tend toward autocratic leadership. Teams are informal and tend to have participative leadership. Members should be diverse and have complementary skills. Diverse teams tend to outperform homogeneous groups. Groups have broadly-defined (organizational) objectives. Teams develop their own objectives.
Exhibit 12 –5 ● Dimensions of the Group Process
Stages of Group Development and Styles of Leadership 1. Orientation Autocratic leadership 2. Dissatisfaction Consultative leadership 3. Resolution Participative leadership 4. Production Empowering leadership 5. Termination
Exhibit 12 –6 ● Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles