Ch 3 Textbook Notes

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Simon Fraser University
Business Administration
BUS 361

Ch. 3 Management project teams Important and expensive, labor shortages will lead to increased use of global project teams, making effective projects more complex and difficult What is a project team? Two or more people who share the same goals, are interdependent, have complementary skills and are mutually accountable to the organization and to each member of the team Project team development five stages forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Evolve in order to reach optimal performance Factors that influence project team performance Work design: autonomy, skill variety, task variety, task significance Composition: ability, personality, roles & diversity, size, flexibility and preference for Teamwork Context: adequate resources, leadership, climate of trust, performance evaluation and rewards Process: common purpose and goals, confidence, L to M comfort level Myer Briggs Type Indicator: a widely used personality test that can be used to improve work and personal relationships, increase productivity, and identify leadership and interpersonal communication preferences of team members Types: deliverer, prototyper, perfector, producer, fixer, finisher Contextual factore: adquete resource, leadership, trust and performance evaluation and rewards Motivating team members Motivation: an individuals intensity, direct and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal
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