MGT 302 SLP 3
For the Module 3 SLP assignment, you will put together a team and assign roles according to the strengths and weaknesses of each person on the team. Choose 5, 9, or 11 very diverse team members and assign them roles. You may also have up to 3 alternate team members, with alternate team member roles in case they are needed.
Some of you will quickly see what those teams of 5, 9, and 11 members represent: professional athletic teams of basketball, baseball, and football. Not everyone has a background of those types of athletics, however, so there are other options you can use for this assignment. For example, one student submitted a presentation where the team was a squad of soldiers while another selected to do a presentation about an ice hockey team, the Washington Capitals.
The focus of this assignment is on your formation of a team which includes role assignment, barriers to team assignments, potential conflicts in the team, and conflict management. Begin the assignment by reading the Stretch (2016) reference as well as chapters 9 and 10 in the Organization Behavior textbook found on the Background page of this Module.
As you determine the multiple personalities that make up your team, think about the following questions that you will later address in a PowerPoint presentation:
- How do you determine which person gets which role on the team?
- What barriers do you see in the way of the success of your team in completing assignments?
- How do you know when the alternates should be activated and others pulled from the team, if only temporarily?
- What are possible causes of conflict on the team?
- What steps will you take to reduce conflict on the team?
- Identify potential conflicts between team members, the outcome of these potential conflicts, and the process you will follow to resolve these conflicts.
Your PowerPoint presentation should be professional with a recommended length of 8 to 12 slides (not counting the cover or reference list slides). Include citations on either the slides or note pages of the presentation and insert coordinating information on the References slide. It is important to note that workers today want to see no more than five words and a picture on each slide. Use the notes pages for everything you want to say after those five words. In addition, these same workers want the pictures to be of real people, not clip art.
A separate part of your assignment is an MS Word outline of the speech you would say during the presentation. As with any normal outline, the outline should contain only bullet points of the notes you put on the note pages, not whole sentences or paragraphs.