MGMT591 Lesson in Team Building

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MGMT591 Lesson in Team Building
“Help! I have just been assigned to head a new product design team at my company. The division…

 

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MGMT591 Lesson in Team Building

MGMT591 Lesson in Team Building

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 49 Pages 

“Help! I have just been assigned to head a new product design team at my company. The division manager has high expectations for the team and for myself, but I have been a technical design engineer for four years since graduating from college. I have never managed anyone, let alone led a team. The manager keeps talking about her confidence that I will be very good at creating lots of teamwork. Does anyone out there have any tips to help me master this challenge? Help!”

You immediately start to formulate your recommendations. What are the three key things you will advise her to do, and why those three first? Is there a danger in too much cohesion? Please review Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork by Prof. Hackman, Harvard University.
Do any of his misperceptions surprise you? Why or why not? Check out “What Makes Teams Work?, Fast company

  1. There are several different perspectives on team effectiveness subscribed to by the practitioners in this article. What are the similarities and differences of their approaches?
  2. How do these actual experiences with teams compare to the academic literature on teams in organizations?
  3. Do different organizations require differing approaches to team formation? Why or why not?…