Managing Groups and Teams


Groups are everywhere; whether in our social lives, our work, or even our families, individuals decide to work collectively to achieve particular goals. In this book, we take a challenge-based approach, one that focuses on the "how" of managing a group or a team.

ContentsEdit

  1. About this Book
    1. 0% developed  as of January 25, 2007 Introduction
  2. Internal Group Processes
    1. Cohesion 0% developed  as of May 19, 2006
      1. How can teams create and maintain cohesion?
      2. Which attributes are fundamental to team cohesion?
    2. Communication 0% developed  as of September 18, 2005
      1. What leads to effective team communication?
    3. Conflict 100% developed  as of July 19, 2007
      1. How can teams deal with conflicts?
    4. Feedback in Teams
    5. Motivation
      1. 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006 What is motivation?
      2. 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006 What are the drawbacks of non-motivated teams?
      3. 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006 How does motivation affect teams' dynamics?
      4. 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006 Does the experience or position of a team member changes the motivational tools needed to motivate that person?
    6. Motivation In Teams
      1. Motivation in a Group and Team Environment
      2. Motivation in Challenging Group and Team Environments
    7. Inclusion 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006
      1. How can teams ensure their participation?
    8. Groupthink
    9. Stereotyping 50% developed  as of July 17, 2006
  3. Composition Issues in Teams
    1. Diversity (General) 50% developed  as of January 18, 2005
      1. What does diversity bring to team?
    2. Diversity in Personality 100% developed  as of July 19, 2007
      1. Achieving High Performance Through Diverse Personalities
    3. Similarities (General) 50% developed  as of February 2, 2010
      1. Filling Necessary Team Roles with a Highly Homogenous Team
    4. Working in International Teams
    5. Social Loafing 100% developed  as of July 19, 2007
      1. What is social loafing, and how can it be addressed?
  4. Process Losses 100% developed  as of February 02, 2010
    1. How our unconscious biases affect the way we manage and interact with teams.
  5. Leadership in Teams
    1. Establishing Leadership
      1. Credibility 50% developed  as of June 6, 2006
        1. How can leaders establish credibility?
      2. Leadership Transitions 100% developed  as of July 19, 2007
        1. What is the best way to manage leadership transitions?
      3. New Leaders
        1. What are the basic roles that a new team leader needs to know?
        2. What are some of the key roles a manager needs to take on to be effective?
        3. What are the best options for arranging a team and assigning team role?
        4. What relationship aspects can be defined in advance to assure success?
    2. What should a New Leader do when entering into an existing team?
    3. Enacting Leadership
      1. Leadership Roles and Concerns
        1. 50% developed  as of September 18, 2005 How can leaders establish a balance between management and leadership?
        2. 50% developed  as of June 6, 2006 What are characteristics of effective team leadership?
        3. 50% developed  as of June 6, 2006 What are the differences between dictatorship and leadership?
        4. 50% developed  as of June 6, 2006 What is the relationship between leadership and discipline?
      2. Poor Leadership 50% developed  as of September 18, 2005
        1. How can members deal with poor leadership?
  1. Virtual Teams
    1. Managing Global Virtual Teams 100% developed  as of July 19, 2007
      1. How should global virtual teams be managed?
    2. Building Virtual Teams 50% developed  as of September 18, 2005
      1. How can members build high-performing virtual teams?
  2. Team Building: Techniques, Principles, and Methods
    1. Stages of Group Development 50% developed  as of February 25, 2010
      1. How does group development foster effective team building?
    2. Group Dynamics
      1. What is a team?
      2. How can teams create positive group dynamics?
      3. Problems that hinder good group dynamics.
    3. Psychological Profiling
      1. What place does psychological profiling have in team building?
    4. Team Building Activities
      1. What are the different kinds of effective team building activities available?
  3. Additional Resources
    1. 25% developed  as of May 12, 2006 Glossary
    2. 25% developed  as of April 17,2006 Resources
    3. 0% developed  as of January 29, 2007 Noted Contributors
    4. 50% developed  as of January 29, 2007 Question Page
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