Make sure there are references and in-text citations. Also include things from the utube video required to WATCH at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=z_iGdiYO7gI The idea of teamwork continues to be popular, some may say, a necessity in today���s competitive environment. Successful companies such as Apple, Inc.,

WalMart, Target, to name a few, pride themselves on success through teamwork. But, teamwork does not simply happen. The manager must work hard to ensure there is

balance between the needs of the team and the needs of the individuals who make up the team. In this assignment, you will write a 3 to 4-page paper on the positive and

negative aspects of teamwork. Your paper should address the following guidelines. 1. What is teamwork and how is it different from group work? 2. What are three (3)

positive reasons why a manager would prefer working with teams? 3. What are three (3) negative reasons why a manager would prefer working with teams? 4. What are the

similarities between the Abilene Paradox and groupthink? 5. Name at least three (3) ways a manager might strengthen team member commitment. 6. Name one local,

national, or global organization that you feel represents success through teamwork. This is a critical thinking assignment. You research should not be limited to your

course textbook. You are encouraged to review suggested reading material found in the Suggested Reading Material folder in this course. The Herzing online library is

an excellent source for collecting scholarly material. This video is a synopsis of the Abilene Paradox and how groupthink influences decision making within a group.

The Abilene Paradox is a story of a group of individual who agree on a course of action based on the theory that it is best for the group, despite going against the

preferences of the members of the group. [CRM Learning, L.P.]. (2008, July 7). Abilene paradox, communication training, organizational behaviors, accountability.

[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com WATCH?v=z_iGdiYO7gI 2. Lessons you acquired from the video should be reflected in your paper. Parameters: Your

satisfactory completion of this assignment is based on the following criteria: 1. Accurate description and reference of all concepts and theories used in completing

your paper. 2. Practical examples of concepts that lead to continuing interest in the topic. 3. Synthesis of concepts and theories from other course activities. 4.

Well-organized, clearly presented work (free from excessive spelling and grammatical errors). 5. Properly cited sources using APA 6th edition.