Mgi Team Case Analysis

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Subject Code: MGMT2001 Tutorial Day/Time: Monday 6:15 pm

Subject Name: Organisational Behaviour Tutor Name: Chinh Ba Nguyen

Assignment Name or Number: Team Assignment Due Date: Monday 7th of May, 8am Student ID Number 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 538255 379352 566987 587214 Student Name Min Woo Choi Hong Zhu Jing Yang Jacob Carew

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Part A: analysis …………………………………………………………………………….……….6 Group Development…………………………………………………………………….……….6 Group Process……………………………………………………………………..……….6 Trust………………………………………….……………………………………..……….8 Critique………………………………………………………………………………………9 Leadership ……….……….……….……….……….……….……….……….……….……….10 Critique…………………………………………………………………………….………13 Team Diversity………………………………………………………………………….………14 Critique…………………………………………………………………………………….16 Roles Motivation and Communication………………………………………………………17 Roles…………………………………………………………………………….………..17 Motivation…...…………………………………………………………………………….18 Communication…………………………………………………………………..………19 Critique…………………………………………………………………………….……...19 Part B: recommendation………………………………………………………………………..21 Group Development………………………………………………………………………….21 Critique……………………………………………………………..…………………….22 Leadership ……………………………………………………………………………………23 Critique……………………………………………………………..…………………….25 Team Diversity……………………………………………………………..………………….25 Critique……………………………………………………………..…………………….27 Roles Motivation and Communication…………..……………………………………………27 Critique……………………………………………………………..…………………….28 Conclusion……………………………………………………………..…………………………30 References……………………………………………………………..………………………...31

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ABSTRACT This report will explores the MGI team, a projected-based self-managing team, aims to point out the problems encountered by the group and provide recommendations, using management theories, to try and combat these problems. In part A of this report, the problems experienced by the group is analysed and explored. This part is divided into easy to navigate subheadings, (group development, leadership, team diversity, roles motivation and communication). Some issues that are explored in part A are, distrust between group members, wrong application and missing factors of leadership styles, conflicts between the founders and the HBS students, ambiguous roles and absence of belongingness. In part B of the report, recommendations are made to fix and help the MGI team to highlighted the problems in part A and try to figure out the way to finish their business plan within a finite time. Again, this part is divided into the same headings, (group development, leadership, team diversity, roles motivation and communication) assisting the readers to access to the part and giving the report a sense of flow. The repost uses opinions of multiple experts and applied the MGI team’s situation to the relevant cases and comes to the conclusion that it is still possible for the team to submit their business plan on time.

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INTRODUCTION People often work as a group to accomplish given tasks. There are a lot of issues related to group development, group structure and leadership for the team members to address. When a team is formed, it is important for members to enhance the team processing and build up trust. Within a group, a leader should try to understand behaviours of team members and how the team works in attempting to make decisions or to solve problems. Team members also need to have clear roles of themselves and perform smooth communication. Especially in a team with great diversity, how to shift diversity into asset for the team is really essential. Therefore, understanding teams and teamwork is a critical component to ensure that the group works efficiently.

This report analyses the case of MGI team. MGI team is formed to accomplish business plan in the HBS contest. However, there are some team issues that challenge the team such as team process, leadership, group roles, team communication and team diversity. Some useful theories and models are adopted to identify...
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