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BBA3651 Columbia Southern Manage Teams Within Organizations Research


Columbia Southern University

Question Description

Write a research paper that analyzes methods used to appropriately manage teams and groups within organizations. In your research paper, be sure to include the following elements: Distinguish between a group and a team. Distinguish between Teamthink and Groupthink ( in the Manz & Neck article), and identify benefits and drawbacks. Discuss the process of evolving a group into a team and the importance of organizational culture in that process. Discuss leadership styles that are effective for successful management of multicultural groups and teams. Include a discussion on any aspect of leadership covered in the course that was of particular interest to you. All topics do not need to be included, but followership, ethics, leadership styles, multicultural leadership are all topics that have been studied, and any one (or more) that you found particularly interesting could be incorporated into the discussion. Utilize the CSU Online Library to locate five sources to use as references that support your research paper. Your research paper should be four to six pages in length. Be sure to include the rubric elements from the guidelines below: Your introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the thesis and a summary of the main points to clarify your point of view. The review of the literature should present a critical analysis and synthesis of the existing research. The discussion should reveal insightful analysis of research. A summary should be present that reviews or summarizes key points and provides a smooth transition between sections. The writing should be clear and concise with proper sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation, and it should be free from spelling errors. The number of academically credible sources should meet the requirements and should be properly cited, per APA standards.

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Organizational Group and Team Management
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Organizational Group and Team Management
Group and a Team
A group can be considered as a collection of people who interact with one another and
the actions of one person can affect those of other people (Halverson & Tirmizi, 2008). Most
of the tasks are carried out in groups in many organizations. The groups and their
functionalities have significant implications for any organization and its productivity. For
instance, in groups where people agree well with one another, there may be an influence to
give more contributions and effort. This results in coordinated efforts and hence a higher
output. However, where the group members experience conflict and hostilities from one
another, the level of morale among them will reduce and hence reduced productivity. There
are main types of groups in an organization. First, the informal groups. This is where two or
more members of the organization are associated with each other in ways that the
organization has not formally prescribed. Second, the formal work group is one which
consists of employees who associate with each other and affect how other members of the
group behave.
On the other hand, a team is a cohesive union of individuals working in unity to attain
a goal that is common to all of them (Halverson & Tirmizi, 2008). Although belonging to a
group does not imply the suppression of personal agendas, it requires a commitment to the
vision of the team and the working together for achieving its objectives. The main difference
between a group and a team is that in teams, the members are working towards a common
objective. Besides, the teams have ...

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