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Reflect on the assigned readings for Week 2 and then type a two page paper regarding what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.  Define and describe what you thought was worthy of your understanding in half a page, and then explain why you felt it was important, how you will use it, and/or how important it is in project planning. 

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Definition of Organizational Culture

Project Manager’s Checklist

Team Challenges

Dealing with conflict

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Organizational Culture

Shared beliefs, attitudes, values

Behaviors that arise from the beliefs, attitudes and values

May be obvious or subtle

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Project Manager’s Checklist

Decision-making—who makes the decision and what processes are followed

Communication

Formality

Medium

Complexity

Vocabulary and format— “Image”

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Team Challenges

Individual identity

Verbal and emotional expressiveness

Relationship expectations

Style of communication

Language

Personal priorities, values and beliefs

Time orientation

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Dealing with Conflict

Conflict is not a bad thing

Problem-solving is a key activity for successful teams

Understanding your own preferred approach and those of your team helps in productive conflict resolution

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Five basic approaches to conflict resolution

Avoidance

Accommodation

Competition

Compromise

Collaboration

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Organizational Culture means shared beliefs, attitudes and values, along with related behaviors

Project Managers need to be aware of cultural issues

Team Members can also face challenges in cross-cultural relationships

Effectively dealing with conflict is a success factor for projects—every project team must resolve differences and make decisions

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