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Improved performance and teamwork issues

Question 1
Briefly describe each of the four Cs and how each contributes to improved performance.

Question 2
Give three examples of how an organization's culture, structure, or systems can support or discourage teamwork.

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Question 1
Briefly describe each of the four Cs and how each contributes to improved performance.

The four Cs include clarity, criteria, challenge, and commitment. The most important factor in improving performance is to have goals and objectives that are clear and understood by all involved participants. Through the C of clarity, we are able to increase performance because all individuals are aware of the goals of the team. Clear goals also provide a firm base for the team and it continues to drive motivation because there is structure based on clear goals, which also adds to improved performance. The criteria factor details what will be accomplished when. By setting specific criteria, it serves as a measureable standard. We can then measure performance based on achieving our criteria in the given time frame. This improves team performance because it shows expectations. The challenge factor also improves team performance because when there are challenges present in most environments, people will form together to conquer the given challenge. This is the greatest motivator for efficient teamwork and increased ...

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Briefly describe each of the four Cs and how each contributes to improved performance.
Give three examples of how an organization's culture, structure, or systems can support or discourage teamwork.

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