Apply Team Dynamics

Access Connect through the McGraw-Hill Connect® Access link at the top of this course.

Review Ch. 8, 10, and 12 of Organizational Behavior in Connect®.


You have worked at your current employer for five years. Recently your company merged with a much larger Boston Accounting Firm to improve efficiencies, increase revenues, cut costs and adopt best practice in the industry. After the merger, you find yourself on a team of four other individuals that you have never met. Each individual is from a different department: Auditing, Tax, Corporate Governance, Legal and Insurance. The purpose of your team is to downsize your department in terms of employees.

Create a 10-slide restructuring and downsizing plan presentation with speaker notes that can be used in each department.

Answer the following questions in your plan:

  • Why is the change needed?
  • What will change?
  • Who will be affected?
  • How will they be affected?
  • How will potential conflict be managed?
  • How will trust be strengthened or repaired?
  • How will power be shared in the organization after the restructuring/downsizing?
  • What tactics will be used to achieve a successful restructuring/downsizing transition? What tactics will be avoided?
  • What are the benefits of the planned changes?
  • What is the timeframe of implementation?
  • How will changes be communicated to the employees?

Cite a minimum of one outside reference.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.