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Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams

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Philip Sorgese

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Transcript of Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams

Question 3
Question 4
Question 1
Types of Teams!
Question 2
Various Roles and Stages of Development that Influence Outcomes!
Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams
Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams
Brought to you by:
Philip Sorgese
Owen Ma
James Astridge
Felix Filonoff

Question 1
- Identify the types of teams that exist within the Virgin group of companies.

Question 2
- Stages of development and task roles influence the effectiveness of groups. Discuss how the various roles and stages of development are apparent and influence outcomes within the Virgin group of companies.

Question 3
- Define the characteristics of a group and identify how these align to group behaviours and performance within the Virgin group of companies. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of these in terms of team member behaviours such as cohesiveness, conflict and performance.

Question 4
- Give examples of how social interactions support group activities with the Virgin group of companies.
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Group Characteristics and their Alignment to Group Behaviours Through Performance!
Social Interactions and their Role in Supporting Group Activities!
Definition of a Team
Formal work teams having been established within Virgin in order to carry out a range of specific organizational purposes.
Stages of Team Development
Group Definition
Managers use programed conflict to help in the performance of their enterprise.
Devil's Advocacy Definition:

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Feldman, D.C., 1984. The development and enforcement of group norms.Academy of management review, 9(1), pp.47-53.

Katzenbach, J.R. and Smith, D.K., 1993. The discipline of teams. Harvard Business Press.

Kinicki, A., Scott-Ladd, B. and Perry, M. (n.d.). Management.

Schwenk, C.R., 1984. DEVIL'S ADVOCACY IN MANAGERIAL DECISION‐MAKING. Journal of Management Studies, 21(2), pp.153-168.

Tuckman, B.W. and Jensen, M.A.C., 1977. Stages of small-group development revisited. Group & Organization Management, 2(4), pp.419-427.

Virgin. (2016). Virgin. [online] Available at: http://www.virgin.com [Accessed 23 May 2016].
Sir Richard Branson and his delegation has built Virgin Group Ltd. into a corporation which has varying teams that work together to form a successful synergetic operation within virgin.
The purpose of this presentation is to investigate how the various types of groups form relationships and transition into efficient and effective teams.
Groups of individuals with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach - for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
Types of Teams!
1. Top-Management Teams
e.g. Virgin Board of Directors

2. Self-Managed Teams
e.g. Cockpit flight crew

3. Work Teams
e.g. Virgin Flight Engineers

4. Cross Functional teams
e.g. Cockpit Crew + Air traffic Control Crew
Effectiveness of groups are seen to be influenced by the stages of team development and the successful functioning of the various task roles.
1. Forming

2. Storming

3. Norming

4. Performing
Types of Task Roles
Two or more freely interacting individuals who share collective norms and goals with a common identity.
Characteristics of Teams!
Mutual Accountability
Group Norms
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An individual in a group is assigned the role of voicing critical objections to certain ideas and proposals in order to enforce the group to critically analyse each and every idea.
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