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Describing Learning Teams

Describe a learning team and what motivates a learning team. When competition is motivation, how can it hurt a team and how can the team deal with negative effects of competition?

Hidden agendas are when your motives are self-centered and while you appear to be working for the good of your team, your motive is for self-promotion and personal gain (Llopis, 2011). How do hidden agendas affect a team?

Below are resources I found that have information about learning teams. I want to ensure that I understand the concept of learning teams and how competition can hurt a team and what teams can do to deal with the negative effects of competition.

The assignment is that I am on a learning team and I need to know how to successfully work with my team. Currently competition seems to be a huge "issue" between team members. I want to explain how it can hurt our team and make suggestions on how to handle it.

Resources:
1. Llopis, G. (2011, November 7). Hidden Agendas Disrupt Business Growth and Leadership - Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2011/11/07/objectives-define-intentions-why-leaders-must-reveal-their-hidden-agendas/

2. Holahan, P., & Mooney, A. (2004). Conflict In Project Teams: Gaining The Benefits, Avoiding The Costs. Retrieved August 2, 2014, from https://www.stevens.edu/howe/sites/default/files/SATM_Sum20041_0.pdf

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Describe a learning team and what motivates a learning team. When competition is motivation, how can it hurt a team and how can the team deal with negative effects of competition?

A learning team that is predicated upon a group project is a team comprised of members that are attempting to gain new perspective about subject matter as well as brainstorm solutions to any problems that they face regarding the subject matter. The learning team should be predicated upon building a cohesive unit that is capable of sharing the ...

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This solution of 320 words describes the members of a learning team and how an effective team can deal with the negative effects of competition. It also discusses hidden agendas and how they affect the outcomes of a learning team as well as their individuals.

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