Objective: Examine team communication dynamics and performance to identify and develop people who have the potential to make significant contributions to a team or organization.
Introduction: This lesson focuses on how individuals on a team can be developed to improve the team’s effectiveness. It also gives you an overview of how leaders can help diagnose and develop their teams for higher levels of performance.
Deliverables: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 3 pages which clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (
Activity Details:
Step 1: Read the following questions, and use what you have learned about Team Dynamics to address each of the items below, and summarize your responses in a 3-page paper (APA formatting required):
You have been managing a small group on a project for several months. For some reason, the project seems to be at a halt. Your project sponsor wants to know what is happening. What are the possible reasons for your team being in trouble? Include a description of symptoms of a team in trouble, and explanation of common team problems.
Describe why a team’s progress is halted or stagnated.
How are you going to resolve the problems? Provide a solution that includes a description of tools to resolve and prevent stalled team problems.
Step 2: Write a paper.
Step 3: When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible location and submit a copy to your instructor below using the Submit Paper link.