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Ch 10: Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace

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This chapter on workplace teams and teamwork can help you study for an exam, prepare for a class discussion, or finish your homework. This user-friendly study guide is made up of short video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes and is available on any computer or mobile device.

Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace - Chapter Summary

This helpful chapter is comprised of bite-sized video lessons covering teams and teamwork in the workplace. Some of the topics you'll study include teamwork skills, working in a team environment, team effectiveness and much more. The self-paced lessons make it easy to understand these concepts. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz for self-assessment. If you need to review just one topic over again, use the video tabs feature to go back to that section of the video. Feel free to submit any questions you have through the Dashboard, and one of our instructors can assist you. Once this chapter is completed, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Describe models for team effectiveness in organizations
  • Identify the qualities and characteristics that make an effective team
  • Understand what it takes to build a collaborative team environment
  • Launch a successful workplace team
  • Outline how team conflict can impede the work process
  • Define the work team as it applies to contemporary business
  • Detail communication in team-based organizations
  • Assess team outcomes and performance

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Teamwork & Teams in the Workplace
Teamwork Skills in the Workplace: Definition & Examples

1. Teamwork Skills in the Workplace: Definition & Examples

In today's modern corporate world, developing teamwork skills in the workplace has become a necessity. In order to survive such a competitive environment, companies need to promote a workplace that emphasizes teamwork.

Working in a Team Environment: Definition & Skills

2. Working in a Team Environment: Definition & Skills

A team environment is essential to a workplace. A team is defined by its composition, culture, and goals. It is made up of people with complementary skills who have common goals. After the lesson, test yourself with a quiz.

What is Team Effectiveness in Organizations? - Definition, Models & Assessment

3. What is Team Effectiveness in Organizations? - Definition, Models & Assessment

In this lesson, we will learn about teams. We will explore common team models and learn how to assess if teams are effective. Test your knowledge after the lesson with a quiz.

Characteristics of Effective Teams: Examples and Qualities

4. Characteristics of Effective Teams: Examples and Qualities

Effective teams can contribute heavily to the success of an organization. This lesson explores the key characteristics that make teams effective in the business world. You'll see an example of each characteristic and learn about underlying, supportive aspects of effectiveness.

Building a Collaborative Team Environment

5. Building a Collaborative Team Environment

Collaborative teamwork is essential to business and individual success in today's workplace. In this lesson, you'll learn about different ways to build a team environment that promotes and supports collaboration.

Launching a Successful Team in the Workplace

6. Launching a Successful Team in the Workplace

In this lesson, we'll learn about launching successful teams in the workplace. Teamwork is very important in the business world and can drive the success of a company.

Team Conflict and the Work Process

7. Team Conflict and the Work Process

Conflict is inevitable in groups, which is why managers must understand it. In this lesson you will learn about the reasons why teams may encounter conflict while working together.

The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

8. The Work Team in Contemporary Business: Definition & Analysis

Contemporary business has thrived with the use of work teams in creating products, solving problems and developing alternatives. There are many ways that work teams add to the productivity and success of a company.

Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

9. Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

The key to successful teams is the ability to communicate effectively. All business teams must learn to communicate, listen, ask questions and offer feedback.

Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes

10. Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes

Measuring and communicating team performance is essential to the success of a team. This lesson will explain why and how to measure team performance. Read on to learn more.

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