Adv/Disadv of Teamwork

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Teamwork and Team Tasks
Introduction
Preston M Ward
UVU
Advantages and Disadvantages of Teamwork and Team Tasks
Introduction
Advantages and disadvantages of teamwork and team tasks.
I think teamwork can be very beneficial if all of the group members actually participate, but it can also bring down the rest of the group if one person doesn’t complete their work.
Approach
I’m going to go out on the internet and search for advantages and disadvantages of teamwork.
Findings
Advantages * Team members have the opportunity to learn from each other. * Greater autonomy, variety, identity, significance, and feedback for workers can occur. * Potential exists for greater work force flexibility with cross-training * Team commitment may stimulate performance and attendance. * Teams can foster greater cooperation among team members. * Potential exists for greater acceptance and understanding of team-made decisions.
Disadvantages
* "Free-riding" within the team may occur. * Conflict may develop between team members or other teams. * Some members may experience less motivating jobs as part of a team. * Workers must be selected to fit the team as well as requisite job skills. * Organization may resist change. * Some individuals are not compatible with team work.
Discussion
I found that the advantages seem to outweigh the disadvantages. Teamwork will give a variety of possibilities, rather than a single idea. There is potential in numbers, as long as all the group members get along and are motivated.
Summary
Even after doing the research, I think teamwork is more beneficial that harmful. The variety of ideas will provide for a more unique outcome. It has affected my opinion positively, and made me even more committed to the teamwork.
Assigned Team Tasks * Preston Ward-Note Taker * Daniel Rich-Group Manager *…...

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