Question 1: You are preparing to write an article for a professional magazine regarding the value of

Question 1:
You are preparing to write an
article for a professional magazine regarding the value of diversity in teams.
Diversity can include any of the following:

Gender
Age
National origin
Race
Sexual orientation
Marital status
Parental status
Height
Weight
Profession
Education
Geographic location of
residence
Financial status
Artistic endeavors

Research the subject using the
library and Internet, and prepare an outline or a draft of the article you are
to write.
Deliverable length: 3-6
paragraphs.

Question 2:
You are making a presentation to the
supervisors in the company on the Tuckman forming, storming, norming, and
performing model.
Include the following:

Put together a PowerPoint
presentation that will explain the model and the highlights of each phase.
Insert any examples you can.
Include the fact that the stages can be repeated.
Be sure to use the notes
feature of PowerPoint to include your presentation script.
For more information on creating PowerPoint Presentations, please visit the PowerPoint Lab.

Deliverable length: 6-8 slides with
in depth speaker notes.

Question 3:
Imagine that you are the team leader
for a project at work. Your team has been assigned with opening a new market in
Canada. A few items have been shipped already, but the delivery time is too
long because of what appears to be paperwork problems with customs. You
have already received complaints from your representatives. This problem needs
to be resolved quickly, or the company will be placed in a difficult position
and may lose the opportunity to be successful in opening this market.
With this situation in mind, address
the following:

Write a memo to attach to the
agenda for a team meeting.
State the issues you know of.
Request that the team members come with ideas so this problem can be resolved at the meeting and implemented immediately.

Deliverable length: 3-4 paragraphs

Question 4:
You have just attended a manager’s
meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is
concerned because some of the managers are having success building
self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion
occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building
elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful.
This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who
are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong
and what steps might be taken for success.
You have been asked to write a
research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations
that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your
report must include:

Identification of the
difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed,
high-performing teams
Identification of the
successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing
teams
Recommendations for success
A designed plan that might help guide the struggling managers and improve negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Deliverable length: 3-4 body pages.