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  1. decisions shaped by groupthink have a ______ probability of successdecisions shaped by groupthink have a low probability of success

          

  2. Conflictconflict focused around the task at hand and involves disagreements among the group members about group goals and the tasks being performed

          

  3. The productivity of groups is strongly related to their _____________.perceived inequality

          

  4. groups disregard realistic ____________ and typically choose more illogical approaches in an effort to maintain harmony within the groupgroups disregard realistic alternatives and typically choose more illogical approaches in an effort to maintain harmony within the group

          

  5. perceptual setbeliefs, values and attitudes about the world around them

          

  6. storming stagetime where group members become a cohesive unit (high morale, community, focus)

          

  7. group cohesionoccurs when a group makes faulty or ineffective decisions for the sake of reaching a consensus;

          

  8. cross-functional teamsorganizational members from several vertical levels of the organizational hierarchy who perform specific organizational functions (accounting, finance)

          

  9. moba collection of two or more people who interact with one another for a unified, negative purpose

          

  10. groupa collection of two or more people who interact with one another for a unified, negative purpose

          

  11. adjourning stagewhere conflict and competition are at its greatest because group members feel confident and begin to address some of the more important issues surrounding the group (increased need for clarification)

          

  12. Skills-based team buildingused to provide a group with challenging tasks aimed at problem-solving, risk-taking, trust-building and paradigm-breaking.

          

  13. preventitive measures of groupthink- Define rules and processes for decision making and uphold them.
    - Encourage full participation of every group member.
    - Divide group members up into smaller brainstorming groups before sharing ideas with the larger group.
    - Support debate and productive conflict in the group.
    - Make it a priority to examine all alternatives before making a decision.
    - Invite outside experts in to share their perspectives and insights with the group.
    - Ask leaders to hold their opinions or ideas until after the group has had a chance to express their opinion.
    - Have a designated evaluator or 'devil's advocate' in the group to challenge ideas and decisions.

          

  14. Groupthinka collection of two or more people who interact with one another but have no unified purpose (act as individuals)

          

  15. norming stagetime where the group is just getting started and coming together and is characterized with anxiety and uncertainty (becoming familiar w/ each other)

          

  16. Self-directed work teamsprovide employees a sense of ownership by allowing them to operate without a manager while still holding them accountable for their own performance.

          

  17. Team building works to build ______ __________, increase ___________ of group goals and improve ____________ among group members.The productivity of groups is strongly related to their cohesiveness.

          

  18. performing stagetime where the group is just getting started and coming together and is characterized with anxiety and uncertainty (becoming familiar w/ each other)

          

  19. qualities of cohesive groupdescribes the degree to which group members come together as one unit to reach a common goal

          

  20. a major source of people conflict in teamsrelationship conflict, occurs when two people disagree with one another and make it personal (emotionally charged)

          

  21. task conflictoccurs in groups due to differences

          

  22. Bruce Tuckman four stages of group development- Define rules and processes for decision making and uphold them.
    - Encourage full participation of every group member.
    - Divide group members up into smaller brainstorming groups before sharing ideas with the larger group.
    - Support debate and productive conflict in the group.
    - Make it a priority to examine all alternatives before making a decision.
    - Invite outside experts in to share their perspectives and insights with the group.
    - Ask leaders to hold their opinions or ideas until after the group has had a chance to express their opinion.
    - Have a designated evaluator or 'devil's advocate' in the group to challenge ideas and decisions.

          

  23. People conflictconflict focused around the task at hand and involves disagreements among the group members about group goals and the tasks being performed

          

  24. Activity-based team buildingused to provide a group with challenging tasks aimed at problem-solving, risk-taking, trust-building and paradigm-breaking.

          

  25. Personality-based team buildingused to provide a group with challenging tasks aimed at problem-solving, risk-taking, trust-building and paradigm-breaking.

          

  26. teama collection of two or more people who interact with one another for a unified, negative purpose

          

  27. forming stagetime where the group is just getting started and coming together and is characterized with anxiety and uncertainty (becoming familiar w/ each other)

          

  28. Functional teamsorganizational members from several vertical levels of the organizational hierarchy who perform specific organizational functions (accounting, finance)

          

  29. Team buildingrefers to a sequence of planned activities aimed at improving teamwork to increase group cohesion and effectiveness