MGT 631 - Hot Groups
Teams, rather than solo performers, have become a staple of organizations. They make special demands on individuals and create new possibilities within organizations. Yet, there is a still more powerful mechanism for achieving dynamic results in organizations: Hot Groups.
Hot Groups are not teams. Rather, they are small, short-lived, organic groups that achieve impressive, innovative results. They also offer individuals exhilarating opportunities to achieve beyond their greatest expectations. Yet, these complex structures, replete with special leadership processes, can spark negative reactions within the organization. This course examines the history of small groups and teams and then moves beyond those structures to explore how Hot Groups may be used as a potent force in the manager’s repertoire.