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    Phase 2 Group Project

    Details: You will be a member of the newly-formed project staff team. This team will need to realize process gains within its first three months. You want to help, not hinder, the team's progress, so you decide to do some research upfront. You bring up your challenge at your managerial networking meeting. You pose the following questions to the group.

    What kind of work group is the project staff team - task force, command group, or friendship group?
    What characteristics of the team are likely to contribute to the goal of process gains within the next three months?
    What are some sources of potential process losses?

    You've benefited from your group's discussion and you also have time to read an article or two. You still want to run your ideas by your mentor, so draft an APA formatted document that will address each of the following elements.

    How did the discussion change, alter or enhance your conception of effective work groups?
    Identify elements of group effectiveness that you may be able to influence.
    Think about how you would increase the probability of process gains within your project staff team.

    Objective: Explain how to build teams and manage their different stages of development.
    Use team and problem-solving skills to collaborate on a project.

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    Effective Work Groups


    Work groups are very important for achieving specific objectives and there are several ways in which they can be made effective. Process gains are very significant for project staff group. It should realize process gains in the first three months. The team should focus on various elements of group effectiveness to achieve the aims and objectives. The paper will discuss about increasing the probability of process gains with the project staff team. It will focus on three types of groups, task force, command groups and friendship groups.

    It will also explain the characteristics of the team that contribute for process gains. The paper will also provide enough knowledge about the various characteristics of the effective work groups that are essential for the timely achievement of the objectives. The potential process losses to the group are also explained properly in the paper. These potential losses will reduce the probability of process gains and the team will not be able to achieve its objectives.

    Project Staff Team Group

    After discussion at the managerial networking meeting, about the characteristics of effective group that leads to process gains and potential losses and also about types of work groups, the group practically agreed to what type of group we are. Out of the three groups i.e. task force, command group or friendship group ours is a task group. Friendship groups are groups that are formed for some informal work like groups formed for similar hobbies. So, the project staff team is not this type of group (Characteristics of Effective Groups, 2009).

    Among the formal groups are the task force, command groups and self managed teams. But, out of these also the project staff team cannot be a command group because it is a group of subordinates that report to a single supervisor. A task force is a group in which individuals form a group for the purpose of achieving a particular goal or objective. After the goal is achieved, the task force is dissolved. As the aim of our group is to achieve the process gains ...

    Solution Summary

    The response addresses the queries posted in 1309 Words, APA Reference