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Suppose that you have been assigned to analyze a work team at a medical facility. The team has been working together for eight months. Relationships that were formerly strained and competitive are now functioning in a more harmonious and cohesive manner. However, the work team does not yet function in a collaborative manner.

Given the information above,

(a) Provide your best guess as to the current stage of the team building process. -Justify your opinion.

(b) Explain to a new colleague what he might expect to see in terms of team behavior by describing the typical characteristics of that stage of team building.

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There is a difference between a group and a team. Unlike a Group, a team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. The distinction between this definition and that of a group is the focus on output, in terms of purpose and goals, and in terms of a sense of mutual accountability for results attained. ...

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Suppose that you have been assigned to analyze a work team at a medical facility. The team has been working together for eight months. Relationships that were formerly strained and competitive are now functioning in a more harmonious and cohesive manner. However, the work team does not yet function in a collaborative manner.

Given the information above,

(a) Provide your best guess as to the current stage of the team building process. -Justify your opinion.

(b) Explain to a new colleague what he might expect to see in terms of team behavior by describing the typical characteristics of that stage of team building.

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