Read Case Study 2 – Smart Teams and Dumb Teams
This case is located at the end of chapter 10
Please number your answers:
10-16. From your experiences in teams, do you agree with the researchers’ findings on the characteristics of smart teams? Why or why not?
10-17. On the highly functioning teams in which you’ve been a member, what other characteristics might have contributed to success?
10-18. The authors who suggested that membership in a team makes us smarter found that teams were more rational and quicker at finding solutions to difficult probability problems and reasoning tasks than were individuals. However, after participation in the study, team members were much better at decision making on their own, even up to 5 weeks later. Do you think this spillover effect would happen equally for people in smart teams and dumb teams? Why or why not?
Type your answers into a Word document and attach. Min of 300 words for the assignment.
- The following is what I like to see in a case study: a) title page; b) Introduction – short summary of what is going on in the case study; c) the body of the paper including the specific questions asked in the assignment; d) conclusion – what did you learn from the case study? ; and e) References used to address the questions – this is not just the text for this course.
- Please make sure your submission is in MS Word. Attaching your file is the easiest way to do this submission.
Please keep in mind that your professor is looking for the answers to have detail, thought, and an indication of understanding the issue(s)/topic(s) at hand. Responses should be personalized; however, they need to reflect an understanding of the concepts and theory from the text. Your professor is looking for you to go above and beyond the question. Keep in mind that short and simplistic answers will receive little to no credit. Your professor is looking at the content of your answers as well as your ability to write well and expand on your answers. Students can take the discussion anywhere they would like as long as it relates to the course and the readings.