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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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