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Working In Groups


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Working In Groups

  1. Working in Groups
  2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Understand kinds of teams </li></ul><ul><li>Explore critical success factors (class activity) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify group roles </li></ul><ul><li>Understand group processes (Tuckman model) </li></ul><ul><li>Understand different leadership styles </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding how to judge the success of a team </li></ul>
  3. What’s a Group or Team?
  4. Office / Department Team
  5. Management team (cross-division)
  6. Project / Ad-Hoc team
  7. Virtual / Networked Teams
  8. Teams can be… <ul><li>Short-term or permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Formally assembled or informally grouped / emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Located geographically or in cyber-space </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse or alike (culturally, professionally, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised or unacknowledged </li></ul>
  9. What would make a team successful? (Critical Success Factors)
  10. Group ROLES (see iPaper doc )
  11. The TUCKMAN Model
  12. Forming
  13. Storming
  14. Norming
  15. Performing
  16. Adjourning / Mourning?
  17. Team LEADERSHIP Styles
  18. Authoritarian <ul><li>Task-focused </li></ul><ul><li>‘Dictatorial’ style / “My way or high way” </li></ul><ul><li>Sole decision-maker </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conductor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Chef </li></ul></ul>
  22. Team Leader <ul><li>Task-focused and people-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory management; everybody’s input valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>?? </li></ul></ul>
  23. Team Leader
  24. Socialiser <ul><li>People are priority </li></ul><ul><li>Generates discussion and positive feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate when fun and good will are critical for success </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk show host? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal teams (friendly matches, telematch) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>?? </li></ul></ul>
  25. Socializer
  27. Reticent <ul><li>Rules and methods are priority </li></ul><ul><li>Always ‘by the book’, minimal innovation and risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance / Audit Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis Prevention? </li></ul></ul>
  28. Reticent
  29. Socialiser High Low Team Leader Reticent Authoritarian PEOPLE-Oriented Low High TASK-Oriented
  30. Did you succeed?
  31. Were the tasks accomplished?
  32. Was there satisfaction, connection, etc.?