Working in Teams, assignment help


  • Read the chapters from the PP as assigned.
  • Read the article, From Causes to Conditions in Group Research (Hackman, 2012).
  • Read the article, The New Science of Building Great Teams (Pentland, 2012).


After completing your readings for Week 4, compare and contrast the three sources.

  • What is similar among them?
  • What is dissimilar?


Assume you are an employee that is a member of a team. Based on your readings, what will you need to do as a team member to assist in making this team a “high-performing” one?


Assume you are a manager over numerous teams in a large organization. Again, based on your readings,

  • What will you need to do to assist in making each team a “high-performing” one?
  • What management techniques/skills might be used for the different types of teams in one organization to make them all “high-performing?”


  • Include a running head in your APA document that includes your name
  • Use headings to guide your reader (and grader) through your sections and thought processes
  • Include a References page
    • Cite and reference in APA format from any sources that you use. Remember:
      • I do not accept any “Google-type” search results, such as “.com” web pages.
      • If you include a reference in your references page, it must be cited somewhere in the document
      • If you cite in your paper, which you should do, make sure you include it in your references list
      • If you copy text from a source (even if you change a word here or there), insure that you format it as a quote in APA format.
  • Page length (double-spaced): more than 2

Minimum current references: 2 in addition to these three resources.

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