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Teams, Incentive Pay, Evaluations

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1. Teams have greater potential than do most individuals.' Do you agree?

2. Discuss the impact of incentive pay on the team performance and motivational levels.

3. What skills do you consider most important when it comes to teams and teamwork? Which of these skills do you feel you possess and which ones do you need to further develop?

4.List some possible biases in peer evaluations. In addition, discuss possible ways to eliminate rater and ratee bias from evaluation processes?

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1 - Your opinion may differ, but I will give you mine.

Teams do have greater potential than most individuals - if they are high-functioning teams. By combining the ideas and talents of several people into one group, all working towards a common goal, the group will be able to accomplish more than an individual. Groups help to alleviate weaknesses - what one person can't do, another person may be able to do - while enhancing the strengths of each member, as they are able to bounce ideas off of each other. In addition, a group is able to combine many different interests and a much greater base of experience than a single person.

2 - Incentive pay provides an extrinsic reward for teams. This can be good for ...

Solution Summary

This discusses teams vs. individuals, the impact of incentive pay, important teamwork skills, and bias in peer evaluation.

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