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    Think of a recently completed group project that you have been involved in. This project may have been a student project, a group project, or an extracurricular project.

    Briefly describe the situation.

    Analyze the development of the team in terms of the four-phase model. Does this model describe how the team evolved?
    Analyze the group in terms of situational factors that influence team development. What factors positively contributed to group performance? What factors negatively contributed to group performance? How did the group try to overcome the negative factors? What could you have done differently to overcome these negative factors?
    Analyze how effectively the group managed meetings. What did the group do well? What didn't the group do well? If the group were formed again, what specific recommendations would you make about how the group should manage meetings?

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    //Before lettering about any group project, we have to first understand about the team and its scope. We should know how team functions during a project. So, to start with, I will write about teams under the heading of introduction, for example: //


    Team is a group of people organized for attaining a common goal. Teams play an important role in the success of the management (Prasad, 2008). Team is the aggregation of small numbers of persons who work for common goals, develop a shared attitude and are aware that they are part of a group and perceive themselves as such. The teams help the management in achieving the organizational objective. Teams play an important role in achieving the goals of an organization (Mathew, 2003).

    //Above, discussion about the team has been done, which is a part of a group project. As per the directions, now in this paper, the development of the team in terms of the four-phase model and the way through which this model describes how the team is evolved, will be focused upon. I am just giving you an overview of the four phase model so that you can understand this. //

    Analyze the group in terms of situational factors that influence team development.

    Four-phase Model

    The Four-Phase Model was developed by Prof. Dr Teun. W. Hardjono. It is a model for managers and management consultants to analyze the present organization. It determines what the organizational control points and interventions must be in relation to their strategy. The four-phase model includes different phases such as: situational analysis, design, implementation and final evaluation (Research design according to four-phase model, 2008). The team of any organization also moves in the same direction.

    In an organization, the managers first divide some groups into a team of five to six members. Each of the team is allotted some work, which has to be completed within a time period. This time period can be described as the situational phase. In this phase, the team has to play a very important role (Research design according to four-phase model, 2008). After making the teams, the team leaders allot the work according to capabilities of each team member and give them the deadline within which they have to accomplish the task. The team members have to put all their efforts so as to meet the targets. This time ...

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