In high performing teams, is it more important that a manager use power or motivation?
1: How does affective conflict arise within teams? 2: How does cognitive conflict arise within teams? 3: How can affective conflict be managed within teams? 4: How can cognitive conflict be managed within teams? Each of these research questions will be approached through the filters of action research, which are: (a)
Case Study Life is never boring at NASA, but you and your team are really in the hot seat today. You're in charge of an exciting project: a mission to deliver some of the last large pieces of the International Space Station to the crew constructing it. You're supposed to launch tomorrow and you're in the middle of countdown, bu
Select a project with which you have been involved. If you have no experience working on a project, select any project on which you can conduct research. How were triple constraint (time, cost, and performance) priorities defined for the project? Were priorities communicated clearly? If so, how were they communicated to the proj
Q1. How does a project manager act like a politician? What are some of the conflicts that may occur between parties that have various interests in the project you manage? Provide an example in which you managed a project where you had to use an array of influencing strategies to ensure that your project was completed in a timely
What are major pitfalls or risks that could affect the success of learning teams? A short answer in 100 words.
What key communication skills foster effective learning teams? A short answer in 100 words.
How do large teams and small teams differ? How do teams interact on large and small projects? Should the project manager be an expert in the project's subject area?
More and more often, project teams are geographically dispersed. Geographically dispersed projects are referred to as virtual projects. As project manager of a virtual project, what are some of the communication issues that might arise? What are some ways to transmit information between team members? Are there different ways dep
Due to cutbacks at the company you work for, the division you manage recently merged with another division to minimize costs. Your division works in teams the majority of the time, and due to the merger, new members have been added to each team. One of your team members comes to you upset about the merger. She feels as though ot
Name a company that successfully uses teamwork and empowerment. What has that company done that makes it so successful in this regard? Has its team approach made a difference in its performance? How? In the discussion forum, post a review of the outcomes from your study and your opinion of the study, outcomes, and perceptions i
You are in charge of managing a global virtual team that develops a high technology product. Your company is headquartered in Northern California, where the R&D is also located. But team members are all over the world, in China, in India, in France, in Ireland, in Mexico, and in Brazil. The team is made up of top professionals i
1. What are some of the characteristics that differentiate projects from other functions carried out in the daily operations of an organization? List some examples of work considered to be a project and work not considered to be a project. 2. Why is the traditional project management approach less effective when project scope
Describe and summarize various types of teams. What strategies can a team leader use to increase commitment of team members? how does a team leader know if members are motivated and commited to the group?
What is the most effective compensation structure for a retail sales team? What about a retail support team? How do you assess the costs and benefits of nonfinancial rewards?
Pick a team. Why is it effective and what can a manager learn from its characteristics and activities?
1. Pick a team that you are currently a member of, a prior team in which you were a member, or search the Internet for an example of a real-life team. Be sure to choose one that meets these two criteria: (1) it's not part of a for-profit business and (2) you can argue it's highly effective. State the name of your team list its w
1. What are some reasons global teams fail? How might team members overcome communication barriers? Explain your answers. 2. What are some best practices for functioning in a global environment? Be specific. 3. How might a transnational organization's tactics be best aligned with its strategy? What happens when tactics are
1. Explain how it is possible to shorten the critical path and save money. 2. What are the differences between leading and managing a project? 3. What are unique challenges to managing a virtual project team?
Can you help me with the following assignment? In the unit readings, you explored strategies for selecting and applying metrics to strategic supply chain management. For this discussion review the metrics discussed on pages 205-210, Figure 5-5 on page 206, and Figure 5-6 on page 208, (Refer to this link: http://lvk.cs.msu.su
Risk Management: Develop an outline that describes how the team should proceed in handling project risks
Assume you have just been assigned to a project risk team of five members. Because this is the first time your organization has formally set up a risk team for a project, it is hoped that your team will develop a process that can be used on all future projects. Your first team meeting is next Monday morning. Each team member has
The Bathtub Period The award of the Scott contract on January 3, 1987, left Park Industries elated. The Scott Project, if managed correctly, offered tremendous opportunities for follow-on work over the next several years. Park's management considered the Scott Project as strategic in nature. The Scott Project was a ten-mon
See the attachment. This needs to be cleaned up a bit, especially the Matrix, as per the instructor: "No. This isn't consistent with either the PMBOK or Kerzner (2006)." The below-referenced is a section in my main essay that I am currently writing, could you please revise the Matrix portion right away. This posting takes prior
Could you please go more in-depth or elaborate in greater detail on the below questions you answered last week? What types of risks are inherent in a project? Where do they originate? Can they be mitigated? Explain how. What are the consequences of ignoring a conflict within a project team? There are 3 types of risk: 1) In
I need some guidance in team development techniques: -Identify how project team members are selected. -Identify team-building strategies. -Identify potential areas of conflict within a diverse project team. -Identify techniques for reducing the probability of dysfunctional conflict. -Identify conflict resolution tech
The firm's newest large outlet in Japan is located in Tokyo, Japan. Although the store has enormous potential, the salespeople (comprised of both Americans and Japanese) are not working together well and the negative attitudes of some team members are bringing others down and hindering team performance. Develop an employee motiv
Explain the concepts of empowerment, self-managed teams, and cross-functional teams, and argue for their inclusion in either a tall or flat organizational structure. How would you feel managing empowered employees?
What do you think is the most important role of a project manager? Do you think that role has or will change over time? Be sure to also address how a project manager selects a project in your discussion. Do not forget to back up your ideas with academic sources noted in APA format.
Find a change situation within your own organization (where you work now or where you worked in the past) to analyze. The following format should be used: 1. Introduction a. Briefly explain the strategic change initiative b. Briefly explain the importance of the Images or Vision concepts and its application to a strategi
Assume you are a Manufacturing Manager who is responsible for leading a global cross functional team. The team has been tasked with developing a more cost effective way of producing your specialty motorcycle known as the 'Hot Rod' without sacrificing product quality. Your team's job is to figure out the best new processes and te
You are part of a corporate management team that is discussing Bob Heller's promotion to the head of new division. Bob has been a loyal employee, working his way up through the corporate ranks. The team feels strongly about this candidate, but it realizes that he does have potential weaknesses. Because the team wants Bob to succeed, it asks you to investigate firms like the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, and Personnel Decisions International in Minneapolis, which offer training programs for up-and-coming managers. Evaluate the services offered by these or other management-skills services to determine which one would best serve Bob's needs. Offer recommendations.
I need help starting this report....and possibly what type of figures would i put in this report. The list of what is required is listed after the scenario. You are part of a corporate management team that is discussing Bob Heller's promotion to the head of new division. Bob has been a loyal employee, working his way up thro