Groups and Teams Paper

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IntroductionThis paper will address how a group can become a high-performance team and evaluate the business and ethical considerations of globalization and its affect on team dynamics. Groups and teams are an essential resource for employers to show that each member can provide work effectiveness, imaginative ability, and show a passionate interest in working for the organization.

How a group can become a high-performance teamBefore I can address how a group can become a high-performance team, I must first give a definition of what a group is. A group is defined as a "collection of individuals who have regular contact and frequent interaction, mutual influence, common feeling of camaraderie, and who work together to achieve a common set of goals (Group)." Groups develop gradually into teams when they actively work together to attain a common objective in which they are held accountable.

The question can be asked, "What does it take to make a high performance team out of a group? This can be accomplished by assembling individuals that will carry out an action or accomplish a task to the best of their abilities.

Even though a member of a team is considered to be high-performance and their performance is first-rate, does not mean they will necessarily fit as a part of a team.

Creating a high-performance team means starting with individuals that have the necessary skills to reach established goals but in order for this to happen you must start by "getting the right people with the right incentives looking at the right things, with the right performance-focused processes, and the right leadership and discipline to stay the course. (Yokl, 2006)"Additionally, team leaders must create a set of rules that are precise and clear that the team to follow. The goals and expectations for the team are set by...