Addressing Challenges of Groups and Teams
LDR 531: Organizational Behavior
Virginia Hillman, Instructor
June 21, 2010
Within the modern business world training programs play a crucial role in the development of employees. When faced with the task of putting into operation a new training program many things need to be considered. For teams to collaborate together with less conflict they must communicate. Communication is critical to effective teams succeeding with the tasks they are assigned. In a previous paper discussion was led that showed how Kay-Bee toys went from a progressively top run toy company to total bankruptcy. This makes one ask the question: Would training of employees, managers, and supervisors have helped to save the company? Quite possibly this could be an answer to the issues that created poor sales and the downfall of the company. The following paragraphs will discuss how a training program would work and how it would help the organization succeed. There will be discussion as to how the training plan could address the unique challenges that arose during the final years of the company and how these challenges could have been solved through a training program. The goal of the training plan is to build team cohesiveness and increase member motivation, to improve individual and group project performance, and teaching how to use conflict resolution for any conflicts that may arise. Learning Team B has communicated what a company’s training program would include. This will be the base of the training program that will be established for Kay-Bee toys. Additional recommendations will be used along with the team’s suggestions. As teams learn to be effective an understanding of the team’s strengths and weaknesses needs to be determined. The best possible way to bring out the team players strengths and weaknesses is through a team...
References: Gordon, T. (1975). Conflict Resolution. Retrieved June 21, 2010, from EQI.org: http://eqi.org/cr.htm
Learning Team B. (2010, June 16). Training Plan Colloboration Meeting. Online, USA.
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