Learning Objectives

8.1 Briefly describe the concept of team effectiveness and the characteristics that distinguish it from an ineffective team.
8.2 Describe the benefits of a cross-functional team compared to a functional team.
8.3 Identify four conditions that favor team-centered decisions and the advantages and disadvantages of team-centered decision making.
8.4 Outline the three parts of conducting effective meetings.
8.5 Explain the differences between conventional and self-managed teams and the challenges of executing the latter.