Ch 9: Work Teams: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Work Teams chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master work teams. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of work teams.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory management material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding group development or the types of work teams.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about work teams.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Work Teams chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Work Teams chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How do teams, groups and mobs differ from one another in the workplace?
  • What are the different types of work teams?
  • How do groups develop in stages?
  • What is the relationship between group unity and team building?
  • What is the definition of group think?
  • What causes team-based conflicts?

15 Lessons in Chapter 9: Work Teams: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Groups, Mobs & Teams in Organizations

1. Groups, Mobs & Teams in Organizations

Why do some organizations work together better than others? It turns out that not all groups are teams, and not all teams are groups. This lesson explains the different categories of employees found in organizations, including groups, mobs, and teams.

Types of Work Teams: Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed

2. Types of Work Teams: Functional, Cross-Functional & Self-Directed

Teams have become a popular way of organizing employees in organizations. This lesson identifies three different types of work teams: functional, cross-functional and self-directed teams.

Stages of Group Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing & Adjourning

3. Stages of Group Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing & Adjourning

Managers must be able to recognize and understand group behavior at its various stages. This lesson explains Tuckman's five stages of group development, including forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning.

Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion

4. Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion

Have you ever wondered why some groups seem to work better together than others? In this lesson you will learn what it means to be a cohesive group and how team building activities can be used to increase group cohesion.

Groupthink: Definition & Examples

5. Groupthink: Definition & Examples

Some groups are quick to make decisions to maintain cohesion, but this can be a critical mistake to make. This lesson explains the concept of groupthink using the Challenger explosion as an example.

Team Conflict and the Work Process

6. 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.

Teamwork Skills in the Workplace: Definition & Examples

7. 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.

Informal Organization: Definition, Structure & Examples

8. Informal Organization: Definition, Structure & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about informal organizations, including what they are and how they differ from formal organizations. You'll be provided with some examples along the way and have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Adjourning Stage of Group Development: Definition & Explanation

9. Adjourning Stage of Group Development: Definition & Explanation

The adjourning stage is the fifth stage of Bruce Tuckman's five stages of group development. In this lesson, learn about the definition and features of the adjourning stage.

Norming Stage of Group Development: Definition & Explanation

10. Norming Stage of Group Development: Definition & Explanation

The norming stage is the third stage of Bruce Tuckman's five stages of group development. Learn about the definition and features of the norming stage, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What Is a Mentee? - Responsibilities & Benefits

11. What Is a Mentee? - Responsibilities & Benefits

Mentees have the advantage of having someone who makes their personal and professional growth a priority. A mentee's responsibilities are to show respect, be open and honest, and make time to meet.

What Is a Mentor in Business? - Definition & Concept

12. What Is a Mentor in Business? - Definition & Concept

Many organizations use mentors to foster personal and career development. Learn about business mentors and the benefits of mentoring. When you are through, take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What Is an Effective Team in Organizations: Characteristics, Definition & Qualities

13. What Is an Effective Team in Organizations: Characteristics, Definition & Qualities

Companies that organize their workers in teams can improve their productivity and identify new approaches to achieving company goals. In this lesson, learn about the characteristics and qualities of effective teams.

Rational Unified Process vs. Agile

14. Rational Unified Process vs. Agile

This lesson examines two important approaches to software development. These approaches provide significant advantages if used well. They are known as Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Agile.

Group Cohesion: Theory & Definition

15. Group Cohesion: Theory & Definition

Group cohesion is an important concept for organizations that utilize small groups to accomplish tasks. In this lesson, you'll learn what group cohesion is and examine some of its important concepts. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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