Reference no: EM13738479
Managing Teams in Organizations
In the adjourning stage the project is coming to an end and the team members are moving off into different directions. This stage looks at the team from the perspective of the well-being of the team rather than from the perspective of managing a team through the original four stages of team growth. The team leader should ensure that there is time for the team to celebrate the success of the project and capture best practices for future use. (Or, if it was not a successful project to evaluate what happened and capture lessons learned for future projects.) This also provides the team the opportunity to say good-bye to each other and wish each other luck as they pursue their next endeavor. It is likely that any group that reached Stage 4: Performing will keep in touch with each other as they have become a very close knit group and there will be sadness at separating and moving on to other projects independently. A lesson learned session is a mechanism for group review that serves as a valuable phase closure. The session provides a forum for public praise and recognition for project team members, allows the team to acknowledge what worked well, and offers an opportunity to discuss ways to improve processes and procedures.
Lessons learned should be documented as part of the historical record for the current project and as a best practice reference for future projects
The lessons learned review should be conducted following the conclusion of each major phase and at project completion.
Project: Case Study
Similar to assignment three, you will assume the role of a consultant and complete a second case study. However, this time you will be taking your knowledge full circle and apply it to a work context you are very familiar with.
Required Elements of the Final Case Study:
• This case study presents a very specific series of teams-based challenges that must be identified and proposed plans to move forward should be developed on clearly developed research and skills gained from this class;
• Be sure that this paper clearly demonstrates your new knowledge of team development, challenges, goals, and beyond;
• There should be clear connections and citations to course topics; however, you should integrate outside research to further our understanding as well;
• This is your opportunity to show how much you have learned from our time together;
• You are encouraged to use the feedback from your prior case study paper and apply what you have learned from that experience in completing this paper.
Required Formatting of the Final Case Study:
• This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and 5 - 7 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
• Title page;
• Use a minimum of 8 references (three may be your course material);
• Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;