Organizational BehaviorAssume that you are to be placed in charge of a diverse group at your job. Outline the key action steps you will take to make sure the group develops into a real team.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Selflessness as a leader can often inspire selflessness in others.  I was lucky enough to work for someone for nearly twenty years who was always the first to give and sacrifice for the sake of the group. He was generous in ways that really cost him, and, partly as a result, he inspired intense loyalty and dedication. It is easy to work for a boss like this. He was also immensely trustworthy.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is really, really hard sometimes. It depends on how willing the people are to become a team. So I would start by allowing people to share their background so they know that others know and appreciate their skill sets and experience. Also, I would have the socialize together to get to know each other outside of work.
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There's a lot of things you could do.  You could try to do a few social things like all having lunch together.  You could try to assign tasks at first that force the team to work together in different combinations so that everyone ends up feeling connections to everyone else.

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pmrmapfumo | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

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encourage and  facilitate good communication within the team as this will bond the group into a more effective group. Also allow autonomy or discretion to all members so as to fully maximize all their diverse expertize and in the process, each team member gets to learn new skills and this will lead to success in the organisation. Carefully design a appropriate chain of command and functional groups

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