Leading in Organizations
Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Friday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Tuesday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Working together in groups requires cooperating and collaborating with others. It also requires motivation. Review this link, and then respond to the questions below.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
- Have you worked on either an amazing team or a horrific team? Reflecting on that experience or one you know about, describe the factors that lead to successful, effective teams (Leadership and Structure, Climate of Trust, Performance Evaluation/feedback etc.). Referring to your text, live chats, Intellipath and outside research, respond to the following:
- If the example is a positive experience on an effective team, describe the factors that contributed to that outcome. Highlight the key factors that most impacted team effectiveness. After researching the topic of effective teams, and any team can improve, explain one area of improvement for the team.
- If the example regards an ineffective team with problematic dynamics, describe the key areas the team needs to address to move toward being an effective team. Which improvement areas are the most important and why?
- Organizations use both manager and group decision making processes depending on the situation. Applying the text, explore the strengths and weaknesses of group decision making.