The focus of this assignment is on your formation of a team which includes role assignment, barriers to team assignments, potential conflicts in the team, and conflict management. Begin the assignment by reading the Stretch (2016) reference as well as chapters 9 and 10 in the Organization Behavior textbook found on the Background page of this Module.
As you determine the multiple personalities that make up your team, think about the following questions that you will later address in a PowerPoint presentation:
- How do you determine which person gets which role on the team?
- What barriers do you see in the way of the success of your team in completing assignments?
- How do you know when the alternates should be activated and others pulled from the team, if only temporarily?
- What are possible causes of conflict on the team?
- What steps will you take to reduce conflict on the team?
- Identify potential conflicts between team members, the outcome of these potential conflicts, and the process you will follow to resolve these conflicts.
Your PowerPoint presentation should be professional with a recommended length of 8 to 12 slides (not counting the cover or reference list slides). Include citations on either the slides or note pages of the presentation and insert coordinating information on the References slide. It is important to note that workers today want to see no more than five words and a picture on each slide. Use the notes pages for everything you want to say after those five words. In addition, these same workers want the pictures to be of real people, not clip art.
You can read about how to prepare an effective PowerPoint presentation at the following reference:
National Conference of States Legislatures (NCSL). (2017). Tips for making effective PowerPoint presentations. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/legislators-staff/legislative-staff/legislative-staff-coordinating-committee/tips-for-making-effective-powerpoint-presentations.aspx
A separate part of your assignment is an MS Word outline of the speech you would say during the presentation. As with any normal outline, the outline should contain only bullet points of the notes you put on the note pages, not whole sentences or paragraphs.