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    You are the supervisor for a large technology-based corporation. One of your subordinate managers, Carly, is heading up a project for a new system that is scheduled to market on the 1st of the year. It is August and things are not progressing at the pace you had hoped.

    When you meet with Carly, all she does is complain about one of the team members, Morris. She exclaims that Morris is always contradicting her and disagreeing with her in front of the entire team. Nothing is getting done because there is this constant tension. Carly continues saying that he is acting like this because he feels that he is smarter than she is - he has a higher-level degree than she does.

    When you ask if she has had a conversation with him about it, she says no. She feels that no matter what she says or does, he simply will not listen.

    Later that day, you schedule a meeting with both Carly and Morris. After meeting with both parties and talking to other team members, it is obvious that Carly was exaggerating her story. As it turns out, Morris is treated unfairly as compared to the rest of the team. The other team members seem to think that Carly feels threatened by the team member.

    Why do you think that Carly didn't come to you sooner to discuss the project delays?
    Why do you think Carly hasn't had a conversation with Morris, or vice versa, about their differences? How do you think each of them would respond to this type of conversation? Explain.
    What is the biggest problem with the way these team members interact? What could they do to remedy the problem? Explain.
    Do you think Carly should continue to serve as Project Manager? Explain.
    How would you begin to address this situation? Come up with a plan to remedy this problem and outline a plan for getting the project back on track for the January 1 release.

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    //This paper is a case analysis. So firstly, it is essential for us to understand the whole situation which has been described in the case. Before analyzing any situation, it is always good to discuss about the scenario given in the instructions under the heading of the introduction, for example: //

    Introduction

    This case is related to the conflicts, which occurred between Carly and Morris. Carly and Morris, both worked together in a group to accomplish a project of the organization. In this latest technology- based corporation, as a supervisor, I saw many problems related to the conflict, communication and poor leadership behavior. Due to these problems, the teams were not able to achieve the target of the project on time. The team members could find out the solution of these problems but they didn't want to take responsibilities. Managing a group effectively is a tough job for the manager. With the help of this paper, I am going to explain about the problems and solution of these problems to resolve the conflict to accomplish the task on time.

    //Now, after reading the scenario, we have to present our personal views about the position and responsibilities of Carly. We can also discuss in this section about the skills and attributes that are missing in the Carly's personality. The following section will help you to understand the role and responsibility of Carly regarding his job. //

    The business world today has become global, which has made communication even more complex. Communicating in the organization plays an essential role and without proper communication, the team members of the common project will not be able to work effectively. Hence, it is necessary to develop good communication skills (Mathew, 2003). In a business, proper and effective communication communicates the information or data related to the objective. If the communication is not proper, conflicts can arise among the team members. As a supervisor, I found that in the team of Carly, the communication was not proper and the conflicts arose because of his poor leadership behavior. Carly could come to me earlier to resolve the problem but she didn't do so because she thought she could manage the team and Morris with the help of her effective leadership (Gupta, 2008).

    //After reading this scenario, you will find that the situation is mainly ...

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