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Work Designs and Teams- Modular, Iterative, and Wheel

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Read the post of the following learner. Using a substantial response, compare your work design rationale with those of your peers.

Leaders can best match the task and teamwork process together by first understanding the task and the resources needed to solve the task/issue. Once the leader has an understanding of those two things, then I think they can select the appropriate virtual team.

The team type I would like to use is Project or Product Development Teams because that is the type of team I was most recently a part of. In a project/product development team, the main purpose of this team is to deliver a new product, information system or organizational process (Duarte & Snyder, 2006). The three types of design approaches are the wheel, the modular approach, and the iterative approach. Each of them has similarities and differences.

I believe the two approaches for this type of team would be the modular and iterative approach. The modular approach, according to Nemiro, means that team members figure out collectively what the needs are, the tasks, or what needs to happen and then they divide the work up amongst the team members, usually based on experience and expertise (2004). The iterative approach allows for team members to â??engage in back and forth development cyclesâ? (Nemiro, 2004, p. 16). This enables the team to work collectively on resolving the issue or task at hand. They brainstorm a little, come with a solution, go work on the solution, come back together and review the solution, and they keep doing that until they have a final product. I think that both of these approaches are necessary in a project/product development team because it allows for the team to quickly work through the development and make changes whenever needed. It also allows for those team members to work on their pieces based on their expertise and interest.

References
Duarte, D.L., & Snyder, N.T. (2006). Mastering virtual teams. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Nemiro, J.E. (2004), Creativity in virtual teams key components for success. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.

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It is beneficial to look at the type of work to design a process that can complete the task. In today's work environment the Internet has brought upon further geographical distances between employees that sometimes spans globally. The leader must design a complex system that can allow a virtual team to communicate in a way that information is free flowing and successful to complete the task. In looking at defining the problem one must prepare a design that breeds innovation and creativity. In ...

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The team type I would like to use is Project or Product Development Teams because that is the type of team I was most recently a part of. In a project/product development team, the main purpose of this team is to deliver a new product, information system or organizational process (Duarte & Snyder, 2006). The three types of design approaches are the wheel, the modular approach, and the iterative approach.

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