Assignment: Collaboration In and Across Teams

Imagine you are the regional manager of a grocery store chain. You are going to conduct a professional development session to teach your staff about team building techniques for more effective communication among departments.

Form a group of 2–3 students. Your task is to each create a 4–5 minute presentation supported by PowerPoint slides on one of the following topics:

  • Team Communication in the Workplace
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Establishing Workplace Etiquette

Choose a different topic as you will be presenting to one another in an online setting. Your PowerPoint presentation should have a minimum of 4 slides with a title page, two slides of content, and a concluding slide.

Email your instructor and your group a copy of your slide deck before the presentation.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your slide deck 0 pts
No slide deck submitted
5 pts
Slide deck does not have at least 4 slides
10 pts
Slide deck has at least 4 slides focused on a central theme
10 pts
Present within the allotted time 0 pts
No presentation completed
5 pts
Presentation is not within 4 to 5 minutes
10 pts
Presentation is within 4 to 5 minutes
10 pts
Speak with appropriate volume, speed, and clarity 0 pts
No presentation completed
5 pts
Presentation cannot be heard, is too fast or too slow, or cannot be understood
10 pts
Presentation is spoken at an adequate volume, speed, and clarity
10 pts
Present your slides effectively 0 pts
No presentation completed
10 pts
Presentation is disjointed, unprofessional, or too reliant on slide deck text
20 pts
Presentation is professional and feels cohesive
20 pts
Total: 50 pts