Team Strategy Plan
1. Complete the following table to address the creation of teams at Riordan Manufacturing.
Smaller teams seem to be most effective as long as there are enough team members to complete the job effectively and timely.
Larger teams sometimes lack accountability. Expect more team conflict with a larger group because of the many different personalities.
Distribution of roles and diversity.
Most efficient way to identify weaknesses and strengths within the team.
Need to focus on differences to achieve a higher level of success.
Personalities and abilities.
Employees speak openly about ideas and ideas are accepted by other team members.
Some employees my show negative emotions when confronted with conflict within the team.
Preferences of team members
Gives options to assign both high and low performing team members.
Possible lack of participation of some team members, threatens team morale.
Leadership & Structure
Workload is shared evenly among all team members when delegated responsibly.
Structure may be weak for self-managed teams, lack of functionality if team members disagree.
2. Identify the team formation strategy that is most suitable for Riordan Manufacturing, and provide the rationale for the decision. Your response should be at least 100 words.
The team formation strategy that is most suitable for Riordan Manufacturing is the personalities and abilities of the team members. Using the formation strategy to group together team members would give team members a variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is important to have the right mixture of employees to create and effective team. The production teams will have established employees and new employees. Established team members will train new employees to “fit in” with what the team needs. With the use of grouping based on abilities and personalities, workloads will be distributed evenly so performance will not be based on the team’s weakest link.
3. What potential barriers may arise during team formation? How will you address these barriers? Your response should be at least 100 words.
Potential barriers that may arise during team formation include; lack of communication, lack of trust, cultural differences, and a difference is work styles. These barriers will be addressed to ensure that affective team collaboration is not disrupted. The new team formation to create newly designed products will consist of a variation of established employees and new employees. Creating affective and detailed training sessions will help…