Assignment 2: Paper (Comprehensive)—Teams

In Week 4, we explored the importance of effective communication. This week we visited the important subjects of teams, teamwork, and effective team leadership. In this assignment we want to combine our learned lessons from Weeks 4 and 5 and explore what makes for a strong and effective team and the barriers teams face as they develop while working toward reaching their goals.

Select a team you know very well. An organizational team typically operates with 4–6 members. Therefore, try to select a team that is not smaller or larger than this. The team can be a group with which you work or it can be a group with which you are involved outside of work such as a church group, sports team, etc. You do not have to be involved with the team at the current time; just be able to recall details of your experience for analysis in this assignment.

You must refer to relevant academic concepts from the assigned reading. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.

Compose a 4- to 5-page, APA-formatted paper addressing the following:

  1. Assess the team’s strengths and weaknesses based on assigned reading concepts/theory (including but not limited to how they make decisions, how they handle conflict, etc.).
  2. Analyze the team dynamics including stage(s) of team development based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  3. Defend 2–3 recommendations for team performance improvement based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  4. Assess the level of trust evident in team interactions, including recommendations for improvement based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  5. Justify a leadership style which would be appropriate for this team based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  6. Defend a plan to facilitate a higher motivation level of team members. 

Include an APA-formatted reference list and a title page (these do not count toward the minimum page requirements

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Assignment 2: Paper (Comprehensive)—Teams

In Week 4, we explored the importance of effective communication. This week we visited the important subjects of teams, teamwork, and effective team leadership. In this assignment we want to combine our learned lessons from Weeks 4 and 5 and explore what makes for a strong and effective team and the barriers teams face as they develop while working toward reaching their goals.

Select a team you know very well. An organizational team typically operates with 4–6 members. Therefore, try to select a team that is not smaller or larger than this. The team can be a group with which you work or it can be a group with which you are involved outside of work such as a church group, sports team, etc. You do not have to be involved with the team at the current time; just be able to recall details of your experience for analysis in this assignment.

You must refer to relevant academic concepts from the assigned reading. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.

Compose a 4- to 5-page, APA-formatted paper addressing the following:

  1. Assess the team’s strengths and weaknesses based on assigned reading concepts/theory (including but not limited to how they make decisions, how they handle conflict, etc.).
  2. Analyze the team dynamics including stage(s) of team development based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  3. Defend 2–3 recommendations for team performance improvement based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  4. Assess the level of trust evident in team interactions, including recommendations for improvement based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  5. Justify a leadership style which would be appropriate for this team based on assigned reading concepts/theory. Research can also be supplemented from (but not solely based on) other information from academically credible resources.
  6. Defend a plan to facilitate a higher motivation level of team members. 

Include an APA-formatted reference list and a title page (these do not count toward the minimum page requirements

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