Essay C (& IR#5)
A. For the 4 case studies in Hackman Part 4, classify
the main task performed by each group according to
Steiner's typology (see Forsyth Ch. 10). Note that
there are several components to this typology.
B. Pick a single group among those covered in the
four cases and make a specific recommendation for
improving group performance by EITHER changing
the group composition OR improving group process
to decrease productivity losses.
Connect your essay to discussion in Forsyth and cite
specific evidence from the cases to support your
NOTE: The Individual Responses need to address some or all of this assignment. It's probably unwise to have only one member read each case, however -- could easily lead to satisficing. Probably better to have each member read two of the 4 cases.
Be sure the division of labor is clear to all. EVERYONE must complete an Individual Response.