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Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour - Working with others, teamwork, groups and group dynamics

Impact of technology on team functioning

Communication

Successful teams communicate successfully.

The use of new technologies can improve and in some cases hinder team communication.

e-mail allows asynchronous communication which means team members do not need to be in the same place at the the same time in order to communicate effectively. e-mail also has it's negative aspects in terms of manging e-mail and the misuse of e-mail.

Mobile phones have come a long way from the Yuppie bricks of the 1980s and there are now more mobile phones in the UK then there are people. Mobile phones allow teams to communicate even when team members are out of the office, on the road or otherwise unavailable. Sometimes having always access to team members can hinder team functioning.

Phone technologies such as blackberry and 3G datacards and 3GB USB dongles allow team members to work and communicate remotely and this out in the field or with clients.

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Lots of Dongles - growth of 3G

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Suggested Reading

Introducing Organisational Behaviour/Organizational Behaviour Student Workbook

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text

Why Work?: Motivating the New Generation

Management and Organisational Behaviour

Multi Pack: Essentials of Organisational Behaviour & CD-Rom

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