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Think of a time that you were on a team that was not only ef

Think of a time that you were on a team that was not only effective but was a pleasure in which to participate. Write a description of this team and its task, paying particular attention to the behavioral expectations for which the team members held each other accountable-these might be spoken or unspoken. List these ground rules and describe how the rules helped the team perform and work well together.

Also, think of a time you were on a team that was not effective and was frustrating. Write a description of this team and its tasks, including the spoken or unspoken ground rules that describe the expectations for behavior on this team. Examine the possibility that some members held ground rules that others did not. How was this was a source of tension? Analyze how this difference in what is expected of team members caused conflict and damaged performance. What effect could discussion of ground rules as a method of team learning have had for this group?

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The team that I was on, which was a pleasure to be a part of, was a team at work that was tasked with expanding our operations, and ended in us completing a merger with another company in the same industry. Our responsibilities included preparing a thorough analysis in each major area of our department, to determine which areas would benefit most from an expansion. We then combined our analysis with our financial team's analysis, and combined the reports with detailed cost-benefit analysis reports to develop a final, comprehensive suggested plan for expansion. The team was a definite success. The team members all were on the same maturity level, which definitely plays a big part in team dynamics. Each team member expected the other members to behave in a professional manner, and an even more important factor was that within that behavior pattern, each team member expected the others to participate and work as hard as needed for the benefit of the team, which ultimately was a benefit to our company. The ground rules were simple - everyone works ...

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Think of a time that you were on a team that was not only effective but was a pleasure in which to participate. Write a description of this team and its task, paying particular attention to the behavioral expectations for which the team members held each other accountable-these might be spoken or unspoken. List these ground rules and describe how the rules helped the team perform and work well together.

Also, think of a time you were on a team that was not effective and was frustrating. Write a description of this team and its tasks, including the spoken or unspoken ground rules that describe the expectations for behavior on this team. Examine the possibility that some members held ground rules that others did not. How was this was a source of tension? Analyze how this difference in what is expected of team members caused conflict and damaged performance. What effect could discussion of ground rules as a method of team learning have had for this group?

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