Working in Groups
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Posted: April 29, 2012 by Jason Morris in Just read from Ron Edmondson http://www.ronedmondson.com/2012/04/healthy-teams-in-10-easy-phrases.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GracedAgain+%28Ron+Edmondson+%29 Want to be a part of a healthy team?
Every once in a while, there’s an app or product that comes out and blows everybody’s minds. Not long ago, Dropbox opened our eyes to how simple sharing and storing files in the cloud can be. Oak , a design studio based out of Brooklyn, NY, has been quietly working away on Dropmark, and released a teaser video (below) nearly a year ago.
There’s a lot of talk about how to get the most out of teams today. Do you define strict roles for each team member? Is it all about outlining the approach? Do you let teams naturally work to achieve it? How much structure is too much when it comes to collaboration?
When discussing social groups , a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members possess bonds linking them to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-factored process, it can be broken down into four main components: social relations, task relations, perceived unity and emotions. [ 1 ] Members of strongly cohesive groups are more inclined to participate readily and to stay with the group. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Definition of cohesion There are different ways to define group cohesion, depending on how researchers conceptualize this concept. However, most researchers define cohesion to be task commitment and interpersonal attraction to the group. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
The greatest innovations are the ones we take for granted, like light bulbs, refrigeration and penicillin.
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If you're working on a group project it's easy to keep your mouth shut when you don't know the exact answer to a question.
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Does teamwork always enhance the performance of organisations?