Effective Implementation of Team and Group Work

1487 Words Feb 21st, 2018 6 Pages
(Katzenbach & Smith 1993) This paper looks into the dynamics of working groups and teams and the impact they have on individuals in relation to job satisfaction and motivation, There have been many studies conducted into how motivation can be substantially higher within a team as opposed to working individually although there are some conflicting findings which will be discussed further on in this paper.
Firstly looking into motivation theory and how these can be applied to groups and teams, Herzberg (1959) developed a 2 factor theory indicating motivation and hygiene factors and that relationships with co-workers and teamwork was seen as a hygiene factor, henceforth only preventing job dissatisfaction and with no direct relation to motivation. Although looking closer at the outcomes of teamwork, in a group, members tend to have a higher level of responsibility due to interdependent tasks, and as the…
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