The Team Characteristics and Diversity Whole Foods Case Study

The Team Characteristics and Diversity Whole Foods Case Study

Please read the case “Whole Foods” from Chapter 11 “Team Characteristics And Diversity”

Page: – 362 given in your textbook – Organizational behaviour: Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (6th ed). by Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2019) and Answer the following Questions:

Assignment Question(s):

1.What label would best describe the type of team that Whole Foods uses in its stores? Explain.

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2.Describe the advantages and disadvantages of Whole Foods’ hiring process with respect to managing team composition.

3.What steps could Whole Foods take to mitigate potential disadvantages of their hiring process?


Discussion Question: Please read Chapter 11 “Team Characteristics and Diversity” carefully and then give your answers on the basis of your understanding.

4.In which types of teams have you worked? Were these teams consistent with the taxonomy of team types discussed in this chapter, or were they a combination of types?