Groups and Work Teams Discussion Questions Professors instructions: Week 6 Chapter 10 Groups and Work Teams
Respond to Discussion questions 2,3,6, & 8 Text book page 267.
Q2: Contrast (a) self-managed and cross-functional teams and (b) virtual and face to face teams.
Q3: How do you explain the popularity of work teams in countries such as the United states and Canada, whose national cultures place a high value on individualism?
Q6: "To have a successful team, first find a great leader." what do you think of this statement? Do you agree? Why or why not?
Q8: Contrast the pros and cons of diverse teams.
Week 6 Chapter 11 Motivation
Essay, chapter 11
First of all, present a clear definition of motivation. A sentence or two is not sufficient. Please make sure you discuss in some detail the topic.
Your text presents two types of motivation theories (Early Theories p.275ff, Contemporary Theories p.279ff). The authors state the following, “…….early theories……are well known, they unfortunately have not held up well under close examination……”. Review
both types carefully and write a one page essay on what the “early theories” were lacking and what the “contemporary theories” added to address the shortcomings of the early theories.
Questions, Chapter 11
1. The text discusses “internal and external” motivation factors. Which is most important in getting an acceptable level of performance from employees? Defend your answer.
2. The text presents five “contemporary issues” faced by managers in motivating employees. Which of the five presents the greatest challenge to managers? Defend your answer