Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Although originally an Eastern concept, team culture has slowly been integrated into the culture of the American workplace. As we learned this week, there are several types of teams that one can be a part of: self-managed work team (S.M.W.T.) , manager-led teams, cross-functional teams, project teams, virtual teams and more. Based on your reading this week, consider the following:
Using your previous experience as a team member, describe a team experience that lacked cohesion and/or was inefficient. After reviewing the components of team composition (i.e., personality, cognitive abilities, diversity, size), that are listed in your course text, describe how the components correlated to the challenges your team faced. Additionally, describe one of your positive team experiences and how these components were essential to the success of your team.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond substantively to at least two of your peers. How did your classmates’ team experiences differ from yours? How were they similar? What course of action would you suggest to your classmates’ teams to improve team cohesion and performance?