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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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MCGREGOR’S FEATURES OF EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE TEAMS

Use this as a checklist to assess the effectiveness of your team.

As a manager you achieve your targets and objectives through the work of your team. It’s essential therefore to decide how you will manage your team to maximise their effectiveness. Douglas McGregor, author of The Human Side of Enterprise, identified the features of effective and ineffective teams.

Effective teamsIneffective teams
Operate in an informal and relaxed manner/atmosphere and share responsibility for team leadership.Are dominated by their manager and have little autonomy in how they manage their work.
Regularly discuss issues with all members of the team.Are disinterested and bored by the work they ...

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