Team Eval

In: Business and Management

Submitted By brecrawford
Words 975
Pages 4
Learning Team Charter Analysis
Team Memebers
November 5, 2012
Professor’s Name

Learning Team Charter Analysis At the University of Phoenix, a fundamental learning goal is effective collaboration. Developing the skills to effectively work in teams and groups has become increasingly important in the corporate world. These skills are developed through a series of experiences throughout a student’s University of Phoenix education. Working in teams as a group member or team leader offers students at the University of Phoenix a hands on educational experience to develop and sharpen these necessary skills. Teams have an opportunity to assist in their learning experience by setting ground rules to aid in reaching agreements and achieving team assignments. Every team creates a team charter used to resolve differences, create structure and develop an effective and efficient set of rules all members agree to. This assignment will analyze Team A’s charter to determine its current effectiveness than make improvements based on the charters strengths and weaknesses to improve team performance. The team charter currently contains four unique sections. To aid in assessing the teams charter, each charter section will be discussed, strengths and weaknesses will be identified, and then recommendations for improvements will be made.
Team Ground Rules and Guidelines The process of determining the general expectations of the team members certainly helps in ascertaining a broad perspective about teamwork. However, the interrogation for ascertaining the expectations is almost similar to an open question thrown at a child in an ice cream store “what do you want?” making team members also react like a child. There are many choices, viewpoints, and expectations to express that the team member almost has to restrain from excessive elaborations…...

Similar Documents

Commercial Printing Company Eval

...5-03-05) The corporation being looked at in this paper started as a commercial printing company and expanded into many other services such as digital printing, mailing services and other fulfillment services. The company has always had very satisfied customers because of its knowledgeable staff, creative methods and their strong desire to work together as a team. Within the last 5 years the company fell upon some hard times where they were losing millions of dollars a year and had their stock price drop severely. The company has recently risen to a new level due to the efforts of Executive A their CEO of the last 3 years. Within the first six months of being appointed CEO, Executive A was able to increase the stock value of the company over 125% and post a profit. Executive A is very driven, ambitious and solely focused on the success of the company. He does not like attention and usually gives the credit for the company’s success to his management team. Executive A always accepts responsibility for less than perfect results and loves to help develop strong leaders in the company. Clearly Executive A has inspired his management team and employees to rise above themselves to reach new heights and see the same vision that he has. All of these attributes make Executive A an outstanding Level 5 leader. Companies with Level 5 CEO’s; leaders who are humble yet profoundly driven, provide vision, instill pride in their employees because they care and coach them on a personal......

Words: 1351 - Pages: 6

Team Eval

...Research ethics paper__ Week 4__ Using the scale below, individually rate each member of your learning team, including yourself (please use the Collaboration Guide on the next page for a more detailed description of each category). 4 = Excellent 3 = Good 2 = Fair 1 = Poor 0 = None |Learning Team Evaluation |Team |Time |Establishing and |Professional |Team |Collaboration | |Form |Involvement |Management |Following Guidelines |Communication |Contributions |Comments | | | | |(Helped to define and | | | | | |(Active and |(Supported team |adhere to the goals, |(Communicated clearly and|(What did each team member contribute to |(Please include any comments describing | | |substantively involved|timeline) |roles, and |professionally) |the assignment? What value did that |why each person received the | | |in the team | |responsibilities of the| |contribution......

Words: 456 - Pages: 2


...Team and Team Working – Practical Prescription or Problematic Panacea Complication: * Lack of ownership at all levels within the team * Lack of visibility on tracking delivery * Lack of team cohesion Result: * Generic goals therefore lack of focus * Too many layers of team hierarchy leading to overlapping roles and responsibility * Degrading quality of deliveries * Loss of productivity and margins The above has been used as a working example in the essay which aims to discuss what makes an effective delivery team and enables productive teamwork in an IT service company (described in the previous section). Team and Teamwork Team (Together Everyone Achieves More). A team can be said to be comprising of a group of people linked in a common purpose. Team for some is a four lettered word which at times is used too much or too less. The business definition of teamwork relates to the collective decision making processes that lead to goal oriented relationships formed between all participants. Generally, what is required from teams are the integration of work from the people involved, the generation of motives and solutions to the problem concentrated on, high involvement, team leadership and continuous encouragement. In an interview with J. Richard Hackman by Daine Coutu published in Harvard Business Review, May 2009, the discussion reveals that teams and teamwork may not always work. Problems with co-ordination, keeping......

Words: 1989 - Pages: 8

Team Eval

...your learning team, including yourself (please use the Collaboration Guide on the next page for a more detailed description of each category). 4 = Excellent 3 = Good 2 = Fair 1 = Poor 0 = None Learning Team Evaluation Form | TeamInvolvement (Active and substantively involved in the team discussion) | TimeManagement (Supported team timeline) | Establishing and Following Guidelines (Helped to define and adhere to the goals, roles, and responsibilities of the team) | ProfessionalCommunication (Communicated clearly and professionally) | Team Contributions (What did each team member contribute to the assignment? What value did that contribution add to the completed assignment? ) | Collaboration Comments (Please include any comments describing why each person received the collaboration score that you gave them.) | | score | score | score | score | comments | comments | Self Score (Susan Call) | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | Worked well with all timelines with team. Led in two weeks including putting together our final PP. | Team Member (Erin Kelley) | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | Excellent at editing. She came through even though she was in the hospital, great team member. | Team Member (Ashanti PriceName) | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | Weak team member, poor on communication, delayed the team more than once. Low contributions. | Team Member (Tracy Perkins) | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | Excellent Team leader and good contributor. She was a pleasure to work with. | Team Member (Marla...

Words: 594 - Pages: 3


...Team My Portion Week 5 Riordan Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Plan BSA 400 June 18, 2012 John Shrewsbury Riordan Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Plan Riordan products are manufactured to the highest quality standard that have satisfied customers since 1991, and was founded by a chemist name Dr Riordan. Currently Riordan Manufactures headquarters are located in San Jose, California with three plants that are located in Albany, Ga., Pontiac, MI., and Hangzhouz, China. Each plant is responsible for different production lines. The R & D department which is located at headquarters is responsible for the research of medical equipment. Albany, Ga. Plant is responsible for the production of plastic bottles. Pontiac, MI. is responsible for the production of custom plastic fabrication. Hangzhouz, China is responsible for the production of electric fans. With each plant having a different inventory and a different production line, Hugh McCauley, COO, and Mark Neitzel, VP Operations submitted a service request for an Enterprise Resource Plan so that all information that is generated throughout the different locations integrated into one computer system. With this service request, it would allow visibility of all raw materials, and finished product inventory.  Statement of Scope and Goals Project Overview Riordan Manufacturing desires a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to replace the existing computer systems. The COO, Hugh McCauley, and by the VP of......

Words: 310 - Pages: 2

Team business, in sports or in family, teams can play a significant role in the success of a purpose. In academia, teams come together to complete learning projects. In sports, teams are formed to win championships. In business, teams may be created to meet a specific objective. Men and women marry, have children and become teams within their community with goals specific to their core values. One common denominator that all these teams require for success is effective communication.  In business, the benefits of a successful team are many. Projects gain the benefit of expertise and strength of several instead of one. Teams can come together and offer brainstorming solutions – something a single individual cannot provide. Flaws in ideas and design are more likely to be discovered in groups. Teams can bond workers together in a common goal, thereby improving loyalty and moral for a company.  According to best selling authors Peters and Waterman (2004) In Search of Excellence the true power of small groups in business lie in their flexibility. Teams can be formed for specific purposes and do not need to fit into any one specific division, and this lack of formality allows them to become an effective problem-solving tool. They have the empowerment necessary to make change and provide implementation without the bureaucratic overhead found elsewhere.  Men and women come together with a common purpose, but rather than using words like “teams”, terminology changes to words......

Words: 1112 - Pages: 5


...Team Development (Questions 1, 11) Teams do not become effective overnight. Team building is a process that requires due attention and care. If you try to skip over important development stages, you risk not forming the solid foundation needed when trouble or setbacks occur. To build, lead, or participate in a team requires an understanding of the stages of team development. Through extensive research, it has been found that successful teams have certain aspects of their development paths in common. The one that most people are aware of is Tuckman's Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing model. Two other factors that significantly increase a team's chances of being effective are having a well thought out team orientation process, and developing a clear team charter. Both of these help you establish clear guidelines and set clear expectations. When the individuals on a team all know what they are supposed to be doing and how they are to go about doing it, you give the team a good start on maximizing performance. To read more about these processes see the Mind Tools articles onSuccessful Induction and Team Charters . Feedback (Questions 2, 13) One of the best ways of improving people's performance is by providing information to team members about their individual performance, as well as the overall team performance. After all, how do you know what is working and what isn't if no one gives you an objective summary? There are usually plenty of people around who......

Words: 1098 - Pages: 5


...___________________________ Week_________ Using the scale below, individually rate each member of your learning team, including yourself (please use the Collaboration Guide on the next page for a more detailed description of each category). 4 = Excellent 3 = Good 2 = Fair 1 = Poor 0 = None |Learning Team Evaluation |Team |Time |Establishing and |Professional |Team |Collaboration | |Form |Involvement |Management |Following Guidelines |Communication |Contributions |Comments | | | | |(Helped to define and | | | | | |(Active and |(Supported team |adhere to the goals, |(Communicated clearly and|(What did each team member contribute to |(Please include any comments describing | | |substantively involved|timeline) |roles, and |professionally) |the assignment? What value did that |why each person received the | | |in the team | |responsibilities of the| ......

Words: 444 - Pages: 2


...institutional capability by ensuring that both understand their roles and how they relate to each other, and to the goals of the organization. As seen in the example of Grupo Financiero Serfin, to help negotiation teams carry out their strategy, the company set up a systems for sharing successful practices (Ertel, 1999). The PM should always strive to have the line managers as allies in this type of organization if he wants to succeed; this could be done by following the tips listed in the “Ten Tips for Negotiating in 2014” article (Brodow, 2012). In a perfect world, they work together to manage projects and resources to the benefit of all. 2. Who should have more of a say during negotiations for the resources: the project manager or the line manager? In a weak matrix organization, the line manager will always have more leverage during resource negotiations since he manages the people under his functional area. The line manager is also aware of all the different projects that the company is currently involved, as well as all of the future work. Ideally, the project manager should have a say in the assembly of his project team since he is familiar with the customer requirements, and has a better understanding of which resources will work well together in his team. As seen in this case study, Mr. John Thorton was assigned to the project by the line manager even though the......

Words: 339 - Pages: 2

Team of Teams

...Ayla Kohler Professor Golden Executive Forum CRN 97499 December 3rd, 2015 General McChrystal’s book, Team of Teams, contains chapters with examples of war and business strategies that provide valuable lessons.  I will present seven important lessons that stood out to me in the book, Team of Teams. In the first chapter a practical lesson the author addresses is understanding the environment an opposing force operates in and adapting to that environment to overcome the challenge. Overall we must embrace change, it does not matter how well you can play a game, if you’re not playing an opponent, you will never win. A well known company that is a perfect example that absolutely failed to embrace this lesson, is Blockbuster. Blockbuster failed to adapt and change to the technology their customers demanded. They were excellent at offering movie rentals, they had a wide selection and affordable prices but their competitors were changing to the environment and profited, whole Blockbuster went bankrupt. A second lesson that is important to remember in any industry is that efficiency is necessary but not sufficient. An example McChrystal gives is the construction of the “Maginot Line, the modern day Chinese Wall”. Although its purpose was to avoid trench warfare it was insufficient to airplanes and new tech tanks. France was the host country of the Maginot Line and surrendered after only two months during World War two. A third lesson McChrystal explains is “ in spite of our......

Words: 783 - Pages: 4


...• How will group and team collaboration facilitate the success of training? This organization changed its business strategy and each employee needs to contribute to generate the profits. In order to accomplish successful project and help a company makes more profits with new strategies, the company needs to give proper trainings to each employees. With proper training, team or group can do a project and In order to have success training and accomplish projects, individuals need to collaborate for assigned project during training and working for project. The definition of collaboration is that team needs to work together. In collaborating, the team intends to solve a problem by clarifying differences rather than by accommodating various points of view. All members of a group or team must share a common purpose, trust each other, and work together for one goal to effective collaboration. A team needs to develop where team members recognize that all members are very important in each group and valuable for a project. Some people can be a leader among a team and some people’s idea will increase company’s profits. Each member needs to expand their thinking and it will be possible to generate a collaborate team. Team leader needs to assign members to various tasks and will increase team collocation. • What tactics will be used to identify and minimize conflict? It is important to make sure that a team is getting along as well as possible in order to......

Words: 610 - Pages: 3


...Team Building and Conflict Resolution Team Building and Conflict Resolution Organizations with dysfunctional conflict impede productivity. Dysfunctional conflicted organizations needs team building exercises to establish a cohesive productive workforce. Conflict resolution is a driving force in creating positive results. AT&T project managers and the sales force they support encounter miscommunication and conflict. The proposed team building exercise will address communication issues and the necessary establish expectation to form a more cohesive team. AT&T’s project management team designated to support the organizations sales force has communication issues. Communication and lack of established expectations create a hostile working arrangement. When the sales force corresponds with the project managers regarding an order for services miscommunication begins and expectation are not met. The correspondence concerning a sale does not always provide the required elements to initiate a customer service order. Tension and frictions begins to occur and the compounding issues propagate dysfunctional conflict. Dysfunctional conflict is conflict that impedes an organizations goal (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009). The dysfunctional conflict between project managers and the sales force disrupts customer’s service orders. The disruption trickles down to the operations and installation teams. The necessary information required for issuing service orders could be misunderstood...

Words: 1315 - Pages: 6


...Team-two or more people who work interdependtly over some time period to accomplish common goals related to some task oriented purpose special type of group deeper dependence work teams-permanent, produce a good or service, full time commitment management teams- permanent, coordinating activities of organizational subunits parallel teams- members from various jobs, recommendations to managers project team- one time tasks, complex, lots of input, action team- limited in duration, highly visible, challenging task interdependence- degree to which team members interact with and rely on other team members for information, materials, and resources needed to accomplish work for the team. Pooled interdependence- lowest degree of required coordinattion, work completed independently and then pooled together to represent group's output sequential interdependence- different tasks done in a prescribed order, interact with person next to you in sequence recipricol interdependence- specialized to perform sepcific tasks, interact with subset of other members to complete work comprehensive interdependence- requires highest level of interaction and coordination, disrection with what you do and who you interact with in course of collaboration goal interdependence- shared vision of goal, formalized mission statement outcome interdependence- share in rewards, pay, formal feedback, recognition team composition- mix of ppl who make up the team role- behaviors person is......

Words: 357 - Pages: 2


...Teams Alexandria Aguirre Dr. Nate CotePrinciples of Supervision 1 (D50)Dona Ana Community College | What are teams? Why are they important? When you think about teamwork, you may recognize effective, productive teams. You may also recognize groups of individuals who have been put together to work on a task who just don't seem to make the same progress. Your answer as to what a team is may be working together with other people to figure out a problem; and you are exactly correct. Teams are better in some situations, but not necessary needed in all. In fact, they may have some disadvantages that are inappropriate for the work place. Teams typically outperform individuals when the tasks being done require multiple skills, judgment, and experience, but when the individual isn’t a team player, teams are just about as good as the individual himself. (Robbins and DeCenzo 275-84) Many times, teams are often confused with groups. Teams and groups are similar, but not completely. What differentiates both is that in a team, the members are committed to a common purpose, have a set of specific performance goals, and hold themselves equally responsible for the team’s results. A group is individuals working interdependent who come together to reach a particular objective. There are four types of teams that carry different level of effectiveness. They are: a working group, a pseudo team, a potential team, and a real team. In a working group, there is no work or opportunity to......

Words: 1091 - Pages: 5


...Introduction Teams are a vital part of doing work within the workplace and the Department of Defense. I am assigned to a team for my day-to-day work duties and I am often times assigned to a team developed to resolve a specific issue. In this paper I will attempt to describe the group dynamics of my team and how the team leader impacts the teams performance. The Team The team that I am assigned to is one of five within my department. The team is designed to cover several areas within Logistics and is primarily responsible for Integrated Logistics policy and the associated systems. The team consists of eight members of varying backgrounds, education, and ages. Each member has an assigned area of responsibility of which they are considered subject matter experts (SME). This responsibility requires that the SME be up-to-date and aware of any changes that will impact the current policy or business processes associated with it. This particular team is very productive and well functioning because the members are very well rounded and mission-oriented. Most team members not only know their area of responsibility, but also are capable of covering the area of another teammate in their absence. The team members are not only concerned with the other team members at work, but area also concerned with the well-being of the members themselves and their families. Our team celebrates the birthdays and other major events in the lives of its members. The team will also......

Words: 1462 - Pages: 6

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation | Eps9 Law & Order: SVU - Season 20 (2018) | surfer 16