Leadership Unit 7 Research Paper


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Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VII Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

5. Articulate globalization and the resulting cultural implications of leadership, including unique considerations for leading multicultural teams. 5.1 Evaluate leadership styles that are effective for managing groups and teams, including unique

considerations for leading multicultural teams.

7. Analyze methods used to appropriately manage groups and teams. 7.1 Discuss the process of evolving a group into a team and the importance of organizational

culture in that process. 7.2 Describe the benefits and drawbacks of having groups or teams in terms of groupthink vs.


Reading Assignment In order to access the resources below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the CSU Online Library. Locate the following articles in the CSU Online Library under the ABI/INFORM Collection database and access the full-text PDF: In this article significant attention has been devoted to the actual benefits derived from self-managing teams (SMT). One important challenge to SMT success—the threats that groups face when making decisions—is examined. Locate and read the following article: Manz, C. C., & Neck, C. P. (1995). Teamthink: Beyond the groupthink syndrome in self-managing work

teams. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 10(1), 7. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/215865256?accountid=33337

Please note that the above article appears in two different journals in two different years. Please make sure to locate the article in the journal and year listed in the provided reference. The authors of this article explain the following: (a) describes our perspective on 'received wisdom' and 'groupthink' and how these phenomena affect organizational ethical culture, (b) provides numerous examples of the negative effects of 'unwise' received wisdom and groupthink on poor ethical decisions and actions taken by organizations in recent history, (c) discusses their concept of ethical organizational cultures based on character, and (d) outlines intentional steps organizational leaders can take to see that received wisdom leads to an ethical organizational culture based on character. Locate and read pages 75-87 (pages 1-13 in the PDF) of the following article: Sims, R. R., & Sauser, W. I. (2013). Toward a better understanding of the relationships among received

wisdom, groupthink, and organizational ethical culture. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(4), 75-90. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/1503089275?accountid=33337


Groups, Teams, and Organizational Culture

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The purpose of this article was to examine published research on small-group development done in the last 10 years that would constitute an empirical test of Tuckman's (1965) hypothesis that groups go through the stages of "forming," "storming," "norming," and "performing." Locate and read pages 419-426 (pages 1-8 in the PDF) of the following article: Tuckman, B. W., & Jensen, M. A. C. (1977). Stages of small-group development revisited. Group &

Organization Studies (pre-1986), 2(4), 419-427. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/232434254?accountid=33337

Unit Lesson Click here to access the Unit VII Interactive Lesson Presentation. Click here for a PDF of this lesson. Click here for a transcript of the Introduction Video. Click here for a transcript of the Unit VII Alumni Video 1.

Suggested Reading The following is an additional outside resource that elaborate on the topic of groups and teams: By combining research material found in management, psychology and health services research the article explores the increasing importance of teamwork, reviews the current knowledge base on how to build a team and focuses on some of the barriers to effective team performance. Ezziane, Z., Maruthappu, M., Gawn, L., Thompson, E. A., Athanasiou, T., & Warren, O. J. (2012). Building

effective clinical teams in healthcare. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 26(4), 428- 436. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/1027180508?accountid=33337