Working in Groups and Teams

Working in Groups and Teams

Effective Teams

In this Team Assignment you will be interacting with classmates as a team member as assigned by your instructor in the team areas. As you address the Assignment you will practice building relationships with your teammates. This is a skill often used in business or project teams.

You will discuss this Assignment and your team PowerPoint with your teammates in your specific team area located to the left. This is where you will exchange ideas and pieces of the PowerPoint presentation that you will ultimately submit as a team for the team Assignment to the Unit 6 Dropbox.

Today in the business world the ability to work in effective teams is necessary since much of the work done in organizations is accomplished as part of a team. In order to get some experience with these concepts, you will first view a video on teams, then read the scenario, and finally create a 2 page-slide PowerPoint presentation (and include an additional title and references slide) based on the checklist question below. You may include any detailed notes in the “Notes” section of the PowerPoint presentation.

  1. View the video click here, “Herman Miller – Motivation, Leadership, and Teamwork.
  2. Read the Scenario:

    You work for an organization which operates in a service sector and has more than 500 employees. Recently your company has experienced issues with employee teamwork. Employees seem to be having difficulty working well together in various teams. Your boss has asked you to lead an effort to research ways to create an effective team work environment and give him advice on how to solve the problem. After you conduct your research, you will deliver a presentation to the CEO and Board of Directors on your findings.

  3. After viewing the video, reading the textbook, and conducting research in the Kaplan library, complete the following Assignment:

    Complete the Checklist items based on your chapter Reading, research, and on the scenario provided.

  • Create a 2 page PowerPoint presentation 
  •  Explain how to create team players based on your experience and your research and readings from the text.