Posted: April 10th, 2021
I need help with an assignment from the class (Industrial Organization in Manufacturing) that I am taking. I need it to be 100% your word. I need it to have ZREO plagiarism. No citation needed, since it’s your own thoughts and opinions from the topic, It is important to NOT cope or explain the thoughts and opinions of the chapter or others (t’s your own thoughts and opinions). Need it in 10 hours. Attached is the chapter from the book that you need to use in this assignment.
The assignment instructions are below:
First Part :
(In 200 word each write about the following):
1- The chapter discusses team obstacles and offers suggested actions for overcoming these obstacles. Study Exhibit 11-5 and share any experience you have with the obstacles or the actions to help create a more effective team. Can you suggest any other actions for the obstacles listed in this Exhibit?
2- Studies of effective teams have found that they contain a small number of people with complementary skills who are equally committed to a common purpose, common goals, and a common working approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
(In the class, I need to respond to the answers of four students from the first part. To explain it more, my classmates some of them answered the question. What you have to do is read them, then respond to it. The respond is like what you think about what he wrote. Also Like do you agree or disagree with what he wrote, what do you like about it and what you can add to his opinions and thoughts. (FYI try to be positive (like agree with him) and also be respectful)
(In 200 word each write a respond about the following):
1- Organizations and teams are not immune to facing obstacles and struggles while working together. The study demonstrates the different obstacles that are often faced and suggested actions that could be taken upon to fix those issues. While working in groups I experienced several of the mentioned obstacles, and we were able to overcome those obstacles by using some of the suggested actions mentioned. Nobody in the group knew about these at the time, but we could have found this study helpful when resolving the team issues faced. Shrinking of responsibilities was one that occurred often because there were some people who were more dominant than the others and took over more responsibilities than they had to. Due to this, there was lack of trust and that affected our team productivity a lot. To solve this problem, we attempted to remind ourselves our purpose and distributing the tasks evenly so that everyone has the same amount of work to do. In some cases, it was not possible to evenly distribute the tasks because of their level of complexity, therefore we assigned two people who were more familiar in the areas so that we would be able to get it done. It would have helped if we would have been more encouraging towards to one another and imposing a clearer purpose from the beginning so that we would have a clear purpose of all that we had to do. There are many solutions to overcoming these obstacles and some of them may require the supervisor’s creativity, depending on the task. For example, if small rewards would have been used in the group, then that would have motivated people to do their best so that we would be able to obtain those rewards. They could have been as simple as going out to eat or ordering pizza when we got a certain thing done.
2- Working in groups presents a new breed of challenges which if they are not taken care of can pose the risk of a group disintegration. The obstacle that I have had an encounter with while working in a group is that of lack of trust. I was one of the member in a group some years back when I was working for a logistical company back in my country of origin. I think the reason why the group members did not trust each other was because of the supervisor himself. The supervisor favored some of the group and held prejeduce against others. This developed a kind of divide between the employees. However, the supervisor did not change his negative behavior until it was too late; the damage became unreparable and he was fired. One thing that I would have done to correct the situation if I was the supervisor would have been to involve the employees in activities that would have increased their cohesiveness. First I would not do anything that would make it seem like I was favoring some members while undermining others. Also I would have talked to each employee of the group personally to ensure that they knew and felt that their well being and success was in my best interest as a supervisor.
3- An effective team experience I have had occurred during an electronics class when I was paired with two other people who I found to work well with. We were able to finish our projects quickly and effectively because we shared a common purpose, goal, and our approach was similar, but complimented each other with our differences. I noticed that we worked in synch and time flew by when we worked together. Unfortunately, my experiences with working in a team has not always been as effective and as productive. In another class, I had to work with a group of people to create a program, but unfortunately there were people who took over and excluded the others from participating much. Anything they would try, they would question because there was no trust established. The probable cause for the dysfunction to occur could have been due to the unclear sense of purpose we all had, there were no group goals (other than finishing the projects), and we all worked differently. We also had two different people trying to take over everything, and did not let others participate as much.
4- I have not been involved in many group works professionally and, therefore, I will use one example of a study group that I in. This particular study group was very effective. Each member did their part of the work in time. Additionally, all the group members directed their energy towards the success of the group. We all did our best so that we got good grades. On the contrary, I worked in a boutique, a few years ago and, I hate to say it, but the group of which I was a member of was very ineffective. Despite our supervisor’s effort to rectify this, I would say that our group more than less failed to achieve its goals. There was constant complaining and grumbling from the group members. It was difficult just getting through a day because, as a dutiful employee, I frequently had to do tasks that other group members either neglected or did poorly. I think part of the reason that the latter group was ineffective was due to a lack of a common vision and purpose. Most of the group members did what they liked and did not care if the group’s objective were being met or not.
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