Pros and Cons of Working in Teams

Pros and Cons of Working in Teams
Price: 
$20.00

Course Hours: 
0.5
Course Type: 
Self-Study
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  • General Information

Work Teams are made up of several individuals who have different but complementary skills, and who hold themselves mutually accountable for working towards a common purpose. Companies are taking a team approach because it has been shown that teamwork leads to happier customers, improved work quality, faster and better product development, higher job satisfaction, and better decision making. That does not, however, guarantee that using teams will always lead to positive outcomes, so managers should use them when it makes good business sense to do so. This course discusses the work team, benefits they bring to the organization, the disadvantages of using teams, and when it makes the most sense to allocate work to a team versus individuals.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Define work team
  • State some advantages of using work teams
  • Describe some disadvantages of using work teams
  • List some characteristics of virtual teams
  • Explain when managers should use work teams

All materials are included in this course.

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player