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Your weekly conversation with your supervisor involves a new manager within your organization. He has been tasked with the formation and leadership of a team assigned to work on a critical project. Project success represents potential revenues in excess of five million dollars. The upfront investment in this project is significant and the stakes are high, but if it works, the return on investment is worth the initial cost.
Leadership wants to ensure that the right people are working on this high-profile project as many departments throughout the organization will be impacted by it. They have asked your supervisor to support the new manager as he builds the project team. Leadership is anticipating justification for team selection before proceeding.
Your supervisor has asked you to use what you are learning about management to publish guidelines to assist the project manager as he formulates the team.
Initial Post: Post your recommendations using the following framework:
There are many factors to consider when putting together a successful team. In your recommendation, supply your perspective as to the three most important factors to consider when building this team. Strengthen your assertion with supporting material from the module readings and from external resources that you find.
In your opinion, what factors need to be considered when determining the effectiveness of this team?
Thinking about your experience with teams, whether as a leader or member, what were the ingredients for team success?