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Groups, Teams &
Teamwork
What is a group?
What is a team?
What is teamwork?
Why is this important?
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
What is teamwork?
 Work done by several individuals, each doing
a part, but all subordinating pe...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
Difference between a team and a group
 Groups are under the direction of a manager
 Teams are s...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
Why Groups and Teams are used
 Naturally occurring social phenomenon
 Foster innovation & creat...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
How to Maximize Group/Team Effectiveness
 Size matters (5 -7)
 Adequate resources
 Assign role...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
How To Improve Cohesiveness
 Small group size
 Achieve consensus on goals
 Maximize time spent...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
Group Development Model:
Tuckman’s Stage Model
 Forming
 Storming
 Norming
 Performing
 Adjo...
Groups, Teams & Teamwork
Group Development Model: Punctuated equilibrium
 First meeting agenda setting
 Period of equili...
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  1. 1. Groups, Teams & Teamwork What is a group? What is a team? What is teamwork? Why is this important?
  2. 2. Groups, Teams & Teamwork What is teamwork?  Work done by several individuals, each doing a part, but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole  Cooperative effort to achieve a common goal  Teamwork is an outcome of cooperative effort
  3. 3. Groups, Teams & Teamwork Difference between a team and a group  Groups are under the direction of a manager  Teams are self-managed
  4. 4. Groups, Teams & Teamwork Why Groups and Teams are used  Naturally occurring social phenomenon  Foster innovation & creativity  Improve decision-making  Offset effects of organizational size  Meet social needs of individuals  Maximize resources & create synergy
  5. 5. Groups, Teams & Teamwork How to Maximize Group/Team Effectiveness  Size matters (5 -7)  Adequate resources  Assign roles  Recognize & manage diversity  Assign goals  Group results & Individual results  Leadership structure
  6. 6. Groups, Teams & Teamwork How To Improve Cohesiveness  Small group size  Achieve consensus on goals  Maximize time spent together  Raise perceived status of the group  Stimulate competition with other groups  Reward group results, not individual results  Physically isolate the group
  7. 7. Groups, Teams & Teamwork Group Development Model: Tuckman’s Stage Model  Forming  Storming  Norming  Performing  Adjourning
  8. 8. Groups, Teams & Teamwork Group Development Model: Punctuated equilibrium  First meeting agenda setting  Period of equilibrium  Period of Inertia & low productivity  Midpoint  Revise game plan  Period of equilibrium  High performance  Final burst of activity  Finish
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