Organizational Team Building

Organizations are full of teams. Virtually everyone who has worked in an organization has been a member of a team at one time or another. Good teams are not a matter of luck; they result from hard work, careful planning, and commitment from the sponsoring organization. Designing effective teams is a skill that requires a thorough understanding of groups to ensure that the team works as designed. Although there are no guarantees, understanding what makes teams work will naturally lead to better and more effective teams. This assignments looks at systematic approach that allows leaders, managers, executives, trainers, and professionals to build and maintain excellent teams in their organizations.  

Choose an organization you are familiar with. Choose three different teams within that organization that you will use for this assignment

It will provide the best learning experience for you if one of the teams for your final project is a team that you are on. As needed, discuss options with your instructor early in Week 1 about team/organization selection to optimize your learning potential in the class.

For the Week 1 paper:

  • Summarize the purpose, goals, and objectives of each of the three teams.
  • Analyze each team’s type (manager-led, self-directing, self-governing, etc.).
  • Evaluate the current stage of team development within each of the three teams.
  • Examine the dynamics of each team and how any interpersonal issues within the team are resolved.
  • Analyze the performance and productivity of each team, citing support from the readings this week.
  • Compare the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for each team, citing support from the readings this week.

Prepare a minimum 5-page Word document addressing these questions.