Team Dynamics

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Teams are groups of two or more people who have equal influence over each other regarding the team's goals and means of achieving those goals.

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All teams exist to fulfill some purpose, either for the organization or for its members.

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All teams are groups, but some types of groups are not teams.

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All groups are teams, but some types of teams are not groups.

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Team members are held together by their interdependence and need for collaboration to achieve common goals.

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Teams are groups with some degree of task interdependence and a common objective.

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Employees in a department are considered a team only when they directly interact and coordinate work activities with each other.

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Informal groups exist primarily to complete tasks for the organization that management doesn't know about.

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Task forces are temporary groups that typically investigate a particular problem and disband when the decision is made.

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Some informal groups exist primarily to satisfy the drive to bond

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Social identity theory partly explains why people join informal groups.

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Our desire for informal groups is mostly influenced by our drive to defend.

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Under stressful or dangerous conditions, people are more likely to congregate than disperse, even when doing so serves no protective purpose.

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Teams typically provide better customer service.

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Employees are more motivated in teams, because they are motivated to fulfill the goals of the groups to which they belong.

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Process losses are the resources expended to develop and maintain an effective team.

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Organizational behaviour scholars have concluded that employees always work better in teams than alone.

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Social loafing is least common in situations where team members work alone towards a common output.

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Social loafing is more common among people with collectivist values

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Brooks's law states that, "whatever can go wrong in groups will, so one should be prepared for it."

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