Please answer each question as thoroughly as possible.
Make sure to number each answer – Write “1” for your Q 1 answer, and “2” for your Q2 answer. Within each question, there are sub-questions A, B and it would be very helpful if you also have separate small paragraphs for each of these sub-answers (follow the same format in your answers as the questions are written). The more clearly you answer each part of each question, the easier it will be for our class GA to read and score your answers, which are based on both quality of your content and quality of your writing skills.
1. Please review all the videos this week on teams, they are not long, and for the most part, quite interesting.(250 pages)
A. Identify 3-5 things that you learned that managers should do when increasing their team management skills and behaviors, and then discuss why each one of these items you listed is important for managers to do on a regular basis.
B. Groupthink This can be a silent but deadly issue with teams, that actually seem to be getting along too well. So, how will you prevent groupthink from happening if you are a manager, or even just a team member – what can you do to ensure that good team cohesiveness doesn’t lead to groupthink over time?
2. Complete and score the team leadership skills Self-Assessment on pgs 411-412, CH 17 in your textbook. (250 Pages)
A. Based on your scoring, what are your strongest dimensions of team leadership and what are your lower areas that need improvement? Please provide one example from your life (school, work, home – family is considered a team) of where you scored high, and one example of where you can improve.
B. What can you do to maintain or build upon those areas in which you are already strong? What can you do to improve upon at least one weaker area?