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Lecture Notes for MGT 3324 - Organization Behavior at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Staff
Class:MGT 3324 - Organization Behavior
Subject:Management
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
Keywords:
  • Steps in the Control Process
  • Integrative Bargaining
  • Market Control
  • Concurrent Control
  • Distributive Bargaining
  • Individual Roles
  • Cohesiveness
  • Performance Measurement
  • Interdependencies
  • Differences
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Chapter 9: Teams Evidence suggests that teams out perform individuals on tasks that require multiple skills, judgment, and experience. As organizations restructure themselves to compete more effectively and efficiently, they are turning to teams as a better way to utilize the talents of employees. Management has found that teams are more flexible and responsive to a changing environment because they can be quickly assembled, deployed, refocused, and disbanded. In addition, teams promote job satisfaction through enhancing employee involvement, increasing employee morale, and promoting work force diversity. Also, superior work teams are fundamental to TQM. Team development is a dynamic, ongoing process that can be broken into five stages: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. The first stage, forming, is characterized by uncertainty about the team’s purpose, structure, and leadership. This stage is when members begin to think of themselves as a team. The storming stage involves intragroup co...

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