Team Role Typology<br />These 10 roles include task roles (light yellow), social roles (medium orange), and boundary spanning roles (dark orange) <br />
<ul><li>A task force is a temporary team which is asked to address a specific issue or problem until it is resolved
A product development team can be temporary or ongoing
A cross-functional team appears in matrix organizations where individuals from different parts of the organization staff the team which may be temporary or long standing in nature </li></li></ul><li>Upwards of 8.4 million individuals worldwide work virtually in at least one team<br /><ul><li>virtual teams are formed to take advantage of distributed expertise or time</li></ul>Challenges of Virtual Teams <br /><ul><li>Building trust is difficult
If individuals in a virtual team are not fully </li></ul> engaged and tend to avoid conflict, <br /> team performance can suffer<br />
What do you see as the main difference between a successful and an unsuccessful decision? How much does luck versus skill have to do with it? How much time needs to pass before you can evaluate the success of a decision? <br />Research has shown that over half of the decisions made within organizations fail. Does this surprise you? Why or why not?<br />
Leaders choose from four basic situational leadership styles as defined by Blanchard and Hersey.<br />The style that a leader chooses is determined by situational factors such as employee readiness.<br />
Self-Assessment: Rate Your LMX<br />Answer the following questions using: 1 = not at all, 2 = somewhat, 3 = fully agree<br /> 1. _____ I like my supervisor very much as a person. <br /> 2. _____My supervisor is the kind of person one would like to have as a friend. <br /> 3. _____My supervisor is a lot of fun to work with. <br /> 4. _____My supervisor defends my work actions, without complete knowledge of the issue.<br /> 5. _____ My supervisor would come to my defense if I were “attacked” by others. <br /> 6. _____ My supervisor would defend me if I made an honest mistake. <br /> 7. _____ I do work for my supervisor that goes beyond what is specified in my job description. <br /> 8. _____ I am willing to apply extra efforts to further the interests of my work group. <br /> 9. _____ I do not mind working my hardest for my supervisor <br />10. _____I am impressed with my supervisor’s knowledge of his/her job. <br />11. _____ I respect my supervisor’s knowledge of and competence on the job. <br />12. _____ I admire my supervisor’s professional skills. <br />Scoring: Liking=1+2+3, Loyalty=4+5+6, Contribution=7+8+9, Professional Respect=10+11+12<br />Source: Liden, R. C. & Maslyn, J. M. (1998). Multi-dimensionality of leader-member exchange: An empirical assessment through scale development. <br />Journal of Management, 24, 43-72. Used by permission of Sage Publications. <br />
Witnessing his father’s losing jobs due to medical problems, he became passionate about a company’s need to care for its employees.<br /> Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/a/ae/20081006001508!Howard-Schultz-Starbucks.jpg<br />
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