Discussion: Managing Groups and Teams

In your role at Workplace Solutions Consulting, you are part of a “client-facing” team. Your team consists of you (a business development expert), a technical SME (subject-matter expert), a process-improvement specialist, and a support technician. The team members work independently on mutually agreed-upon activities that support the common team goal. All are remote, but get together each morning via phone conference for a 10-minute status check and a weekly web meeting to review progress and plan for the following week.

Discussion Prompt

Describe the characteristics of the most effective team you’ve participated in with either your work or your personal life. How structured were the activities and roles? What are the advantages and disadvantages of team structure in your experience?

Grading

Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your initial response 0 pts
No post made
2 pts
Post is either late or off-topic
5 pts
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
5 pts
Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
No response to peers
2 pts
Responded to only one peer
5 pts
Responded to two peers
5 pts
Total: 10 pts