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Chapter 7.4

COB 202 Chapter 7.4: tb 142-145

College of Business
Course Code
COB 202
Dan Zisk

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TB Pg. 142 145
October 17, 2016
Ch. 7
Textbook Goals
*Discuss the characteristics and factors required for success of self-directed teams and virtual
*Identify four constraints on team decision making and discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of four structures aimed at improving team decision making*
Self Directed Teams (SDTs): cross functional work groups that are organized around work
processes. Complete an entire piece of work requiring several interdependent tasks, and have
substantial autonomy over the execution of those tasks
Virtual Teams: teams whose members operate across space, time, & organizational boundaries
and are linked through information technologies to achieve organizational tasks
How Virtual Teams differ from traditional teams:
1. Meers are’t usually o-located
2. Virtual tea
Production blocking: a time constraint in team decision making due to the procedural
requirement that only one person may speak at a time
Evaluation Apprehension: a decision making problem that occurs when individuals are
reluctant to mention ideas that see silly because they believe (often correctly) that other team
members are silently evaluating them
Team Efficacy: the olletive eliefs aog tea eers i the tea’s apaility to
successfully complete a task
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