BUS293 Teamwork and Team Building

Teams
Small groups of people with complementary skills, who work together as a unit to achieve a common purpose for which they hold themselves collectively accountable.
Groups
Collections of two or more people who work with one another to achieve one of more common goals..
Team IQ
The ability of a group of individuals to tackle and manage complex and non-routine situations together.
Team Building
A sequence of planned action steps designed to gather and analyse data on the functioning of a group, and to implement changes to increase its operating effectiveness.
Teamwork
The collaborative efforts of people in a way that represents certain core values that promote the use of skills to accomplish certain goals.
Brainstorming
A technique by which team members generate as many ideas as possible, without being inhibited by other team members.
Norms
Rules or standards about the behaviour that group members are expected to display.
Role
A set of expectations for the behaviour of a person holding a particular office or position.
Role Ambiguity
The uncertainty about what other group members expect of a person.
Role Conflict
The inability of a group member to respond to the expectations of one or more group members.
Cohesiveness
The degree to which members are attracted to and motivated to remain a part of a team.
Employment Involvement Teams
Groups of workers who meet regularly outside their normal work units for the purpose of collectively addressing important workplace issues.
Quality Circles
Groups of workers who meet periodically to discuss and develop solutions for problems relating to quality, productivity or cost.
Task Forces
Temporary teams created to fulfil a well-defined task within a fairly short period of time.
Autonomous Work Teams
Teams given significant authority over their work in contexts of highly related or interdependent jobs.
Self-Managing Teams (SMTs)
Small groups of people empowered to manage themselves and the work they do on a day-today basis.
Virtual Teams
Groups of people that operate across time, space & organisation boundaries towards the achievement of a common goal.
Categories: Team Building