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Buiding and Managing Teams

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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.

1. What kind of work group is the project staff team - task force, command group, or friendship group?
2. What characteristics of the team are likely to contribute to the goal of process gains within the next three months?
3. What are some sources of potential process losses?
4. How would you , alter or enhance your conception of effective work groups?
5. Identify elements of group effectiveness that you may be able to influence.
6. Think about how you would increase the probability of process gains within your project staff team.

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Solution Summary

By addressing the questions, this solution explains how to build teams and manage their different stages of development. Supplemented with informative articles on what makes teams work and group processes.