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Business Management for Executive-Driven Teams

1) Wise leaders know that the key to balancing innovation and execution skills in a team or company is knowing who has what skills and then figuring out how to combine those complementary strengths within a team to generate quality ideas that will produce a positive impact. What is the difference between a discovery-driven team and an execution-driven team?

2) Critically examine the five team processes that encourage innovation. What is the significance of each process and how does it relate specifically to the team's leader?

3)Once a leader has assessed his/her own personal discovery skills, the next step in development is to find a specific, current innovation challenge or opportunity to practice these skills with the team members. Provide an example of a scenario that you participated in or witnessed in a work setting where a supervisor questioned members about his/her leadership performances and then explained how the results were used and future projects were executed. How did the group respond to the leader's actions?

4) Violated expectations are often the cause of conflict in cross-cultural teams due to the result of different cultural rules. However, unmet expectations must be managed effectively for a team to succeed. What are some of the most common behaviors that are classified as primary ways expectations tend to be violated? Explain each with detailed examples.

5) Culture is often thought of as being monolithic. Explain what that means and how it relates to leadership in regards to the dynamics and integration of team members. How does diversity within members affect the performances of the group as a whole?

6) After identifying and prioritizing a virtual team's issues and problems, the team leader might select an activity for the team to become engaged in prior to moving forward, such as role clarification. What specific questions might members ask themselves and how would the results be communicated to other members of the team? Provide detailed clarification of each question presented.

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1) Wise leaders know that the key to balancing innovation and execution skills in ua team or company is knowing who has what skills and then figuring out how to combine those complementary strengths within a team to generate quality ideas that will produce a positive impact. What is the difference between a discovery-driven team and an execution-driven team?

In reference to differences of team methods that are used, a discovery-driven team will be placated upon establishing an approach that is cognizant of the unknown wherein the objective is to systematically convert team assumptions into knowledge while acknowledging that little is known and much is assumed. In essence, the discovery-driven planning team will be focused on uncovering new data to incorporate into an evolving plan with an understanding that only when the venture develops over time will its real potential be discovered. The objective is to uncover dangerous and implicit assumptions that if left unchecked could cause the plan to fail. Therefore, a discovery-driven team will be required to employ strict discipline to ensure that assumptions can be tested at each project milestone. The executive-driven planning team will focus on the corporation's structure wherein the objective is to produce better performance by allowing key decisions to be made and executed through the use of innovative leadership wherein the leader is responsible for making these decisions that are capable of producing more and better innovation over time. Therefore, the execution-driven team is driven by executive decision-making that is placated upon a process that is much different than the process used in the discovery-driven team process.

https://hbr.org/1995/07/discovery-driven-planning

2) Critically examine the five team processes that encourage innovation. What is the significance of each process and how does it relate specifically to the team's leader?

The five team processes that encourage Innovation entail first breaking down the old rules of thought and creating new ones. For innovation to occur, the team must trust each other, and this requires each member to continuously become more transparent than previously as this ensures that decisions aren't made in a vacuum. Greater trust breeds greater collaboration between team members by ensuring that they can trust each other to do their job or fulfill their role on the team. This will ensure that team members work together together to ...

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The expert determines the differences between a discovery-driven team and an execution-driven team. The five team processes that encourage innovation are determined.

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