Team Dynamics. Although originally an Eastern concept, team culture has slowly been integrated into the culture of the American workplace. As we learned this week, there are several types of teams that one can be a part of: self-managed work team (S.M.W.T.), manager-led teams, cross-functional teams, project teams, virtual teams and more. Based on your reading this week, consider the following:
Using your previous experience as a team member, describe a team experience that lacked cohesion and/or was inefficient. After reviewing the components of team composition (i.e., personality, cognitive abilities, diversity, size), that are listed in your course text, describe how the components correlated to the challenges your team faced. Additionally, describe one of your positive team experiences and how these components were essential to the success of your team.