Groups, Teams, and Conflict
Anne KamKim Deolal
February 2nd, 2014
Groups, Teams, and Conflict
This paper would be used as a guide to develop a usable plan to build teams and help eliminate conflict that has been created among the employees of Riordan Manufacturing. Riordan Manufacturing goal is to produce a new product but need to resolve internal conflicts among two to the employees. Utilizing various types of conflict management strategies would help alleviate any major conflict within the work environment and both employees; it would lessen the tension in the workplace and increase productivity. Conflicts are inevitable and would prevail as each individual would have different perspectives of things. The key element is to find the most appropriate strategy to resolve conflicts in the workplace. There is several solution types, the most appropriate one would be used for each circumstances.
University of Phoenix Material
Team Strategy Plan
1. Complete the following table to address the creation of teams at Riordan Manufacturing.
Problem Solving Team
Highly specific to one process. Team members that work in the same process can be used to address specific issues Usually built for a specific task and limited to single location.
Share work load evenly among all team members and learn to delegate responsibility This structure many not be likely for self-managed teams. Functionality may lack because no one agrees.
Keep communication open and flowing steadily within the team. Resolve any miscommunication as quickly as possible. Placing too much of emphasis on solving a problem can take away from production and slow down the work pace. Cross-Functional Team
Utilizing team members from other process vice versa, learning each other’s duties and responsibilities. Initial success could take longer as it would take time to build trust.
Setting goals would allow each team member to their role and responsibilities also a timeline to accomplish goals. Adequate feedback is not provided to team members.
2. Identify the team formation strategy that is most suitable for Riordan Manufacturing, and provide the rationale for the decision. Your response should be at least 100 words.
Currently, Riordan Manufacturing is in the process to begin manufacturing a new product, using a cross-functional team would be best suited. Employees that have experience from other department of the company would be used to manufacture the new product. The said employees have not worked on this particular project. Each member from each process can confer with each other as to how they can establish and venture to create this new product; they would be able to provide their input based on their experience and knowledge. Each team member would be given an opportunity to work with each other and learn together in the process of producing the new product.
3. What potential barriers may arise during team formation? How will you address these barriers? Your response should be at least 100 words.
There are several potential barriers that could arise during the team formation. Such barriers as: lack of communication, lack of trust, different background and work styles. Addressing these barriers would alleviate the disruption in team collaboration. The formation of a new team would consist of a variation of divisional employees and would include new employees together they would help create the new design for the product. Through training sessions and resources the team members would be able to build trust with each other. As the team learns background information and the different work styles of the other team members they would be able to have a higher success rate.
4. What measures will be put in place to evaluate if the team is operating successfully? Your response...
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