Dealing With Differences
The four parts of this course project are laid out sequentially. Please complete one part of the project before proceeding to the next. Please do not submit your project for review until you have completed Part Four.
Analyze the Team's Cultural Differences
Naomi, the project manager for the group developing the new F.W. Inc. MicroWidget 3000, is aware that there are a number of potential pitfalls on a team as diverse as hers. Naomi asks you to analyze her team and make recommendations about the project management skills, behaviors and competencies she might need to exercise to make sure that she is appropriately leveraging the diverse perspectives on her team.
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What are the strengths of this team?
The strength appears to be the fact that the team is fairly well balanced on Intuitive and extroversion tendencies. The same holds true for Judgment and perceiver tendencies. So the team has a good mix of people who prioritize on completing tasks, making decisions quickly versus those who would want more and more information. The team has people who would want to work with other people and place great emphasis on interactions and then there are those who would look for opportunities to be alone and think.
2. What are the weaknesses of this team?
The obvious weakness is the fact that there is a predominance of feelers in the team. They would tend to focus more on supporting others rather than solving problems. All except one team members are intuitive, who collectively can generate lot of ideas but may not focus much on testing to see them if they will work in the real world. 3. What dimensions might cause individuals to react poorly to each other?
The dominance of feelers and intuitive pattern in the team would mean that those who do not belong to this group would feel left alone and feel that they do not belong here.
4. What might the team's interactions look like as a result of these preferences?
The most likely outcome of these preferences is that the team may dwell too much on generating ideas and unable to move to actions.