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Team Dynamics & Conflict Resolution Strategies

Describe the assignment's general topic as well as the paper's purpose and audience.

Free write what is known about the topic and look for threads of an idea.

Ask the six journalists' questions to focus on possible writing topics: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

Individual Paper on Team Dynamics. Include a thesis statement, introduction, supporting details, and a conclusion. Be sure to address the benefits and challenges of working in teams in relationship to conflict resolution strategies. Also, examine how teams can enhance their performance in and realize more benefits in the selected topic area.

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Interesting topic! The place to start is the free write what you know about in terms of group dynamics, the challenges and benefits of working in the teams, and conflict resolution and job performance strategies.

Now, let's take a closer look through a tentative outline as suggested in the assignment below and potential information from the business literature that you can include in each section. I suggested two thesis statements for you to consider in the Introduction section.

I. Introduction (about ¼- ½ page)

This section of your paper often begins with a sentence that draws in your audience, perhaps something provocative in this area. It introduces your topic. Your topic is about the impact of team dynamics on job performance as it relates to conflict resolution strategies.

E.g., Team dynamics is a hot topic in the business world today, especially how team dynamics have the power to impact overall job performance, which is strongly related to effective conflict solution strategies. Interest in conflict resolution as an established process has grown over the years, as well. http://www.pbs.org/ralphbunche/education/teach_conflict.html

Include your purpose statement:

E.g., The purpose of this paper is to investigate team dynamics as it is designed around Conflict Resolution Strategies. This paper will consider strategies for conflict management to better understand the effect of specific conflict resolution strategies on group outcomes.

Include your thesis statement as well, which is the position you want to argue from, might be something to the effect:

#1: E.g., Although teamwork can be challenging, teams have the power to enhance overall business performance through group dynamics and effective conflict resolution strategies.
#2: E.g., When working in a group setting, conflicts are going to occur; therefore, strategies for conflict resolution are imperative to group success.

Throughout the paper you will be arguing your thesis. For example, in the section on conflict resolution strategies, you might begin with reference to your thesis, such as:

E.g., For teams to have the optimal power to enhance overall business performance, diversity issues and conflict needs to be dealt with through effective strategy.

And, you would also end with your thesis argument: E.g., If these conflict resolution strategies are at work and become an inherent part of the group dynamics, team work will lead to enhance overall business performance.

Finally, you will introduce your audience. You will have to decide whom the paper is intended for and write something to the effect:

E.g., This information is intended for a vast audience, such as for professionals and managers in the field of education, business, and so on....

II. Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolution Strategies (length depends on the suggested length of your total paper)

Certain factors are needed to be part of the team to have effective group dynamics (see p. 4 of the attached article).

Also see http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-d/hrdqpub/hrdq/hrdq86/part_ww7.doc which has a section on effective team dynamics that lead to effective performance.

A. Benefits and challenges of working in teams

Lets look at some of the benefits listed in the literature for you to consider.

a. Benefits

According to Clark (2002), a team has three major benefits for the organization:

· It maximizes the organization's human resources. Each member of the team is coached, helped, and led by all the other members of the team. All members, not just the individual, feel a success or failure. Failures are not blamed on individual members; this gives them the courage to take chances. Every team member feels successes, this helps them to set and achieve bigger and better successes.
· There are superior outputs against all odds. This is due to the synergistic effect of a team - a team will outperform a group of individuals.
· There is continuous improvement. No one knows the job, tasks, and goals better than the team. To get real change, you need their knowledge, skills, and abilities. When they pull together as a team they will not be afraid to show what they can do. Personal motives will be pushed to the side to allow the team motive to succeed. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadtem.html

See attached article for other considerations.

b. Challenges

In this section you will list the challenges associated with working in groups from various sources. I included diversity issues, because they are so ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides detailed assistance with a paper on Team Dynamics on structure and content e.g. the benefits and challenges of working in teams in relationship to conflict resolution strategies and how teams can enhance their performance in and realize more benefits on team dynamics.

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