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Handling Conflict

(1) Creating a project team for an organization, what kinds of factors would you take into consideration in deciding the composition of the team? Would these factors be different if you were putting together a problem-solving team? Why, or why not?

(2) Identify the stages of team development. Define the main issues at each stage and the actions that the project can take to assist the team through each stage.

(3) Is there a cause-and-effect relationship between leader behavior and follower performance? What is the nature of the direction of the relationship? How strong is the relationship? Please use examples from personal experience to support your position?

(4) People handle conflict in different ways. Assume you are the project leader and two of your team members (who report to you) are trying to negotiate who will take the major share of the work on a new project. Both feel they are overwhelmed and overworked already and neither wants the additional responsibility. Assume one of the team members has a competing style and the other prefers a collaborative style of conflict resolution. What do you think the outcome of the negotiation will be? Explain..

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When creating a project team one thing to remember is that you can't just pick random people to put on the team and expect it to be successful. The team members that are selected are done so because their support each other in their tasks, and daily activities. In a project the team members that are selected are picked because they are all committed to a common goal or goals, and depend directly on one another to get their job done and to complete tasks (dummies, 2013). A project team needs to be diverse and contain people that are all invested in seeing it to its end and successful. There should be people included that can work well together, and that understand the importance of the job at hand. These individuals should all be individual thinkers but should also work well together and collaborate with one another. They should be goal oriented, and good at time management. These should be individuals that are good at leading as well as following since they may need to transfer back and forth between these functions. In my opinion the factors wouldn't be much different if I was putting together a problem-solving team. This is because in either team you need solid individuals that are organized, task oriented, and problem-solvers. In a project team, there will be many problems that arise from day to day as the project pushes forward, by having individuals that can think on their feet, and can analyze things quickly to determine the best way to address the issues as they arise is essential to solid project and problem solving team.

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