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Case Study: Building a CoalitionCase Study:Building aCoalitionJessica HarveyMGMT591Leadership and Organizational BehaviorProfessor:MatashaMurrell-JonesNovember 20 2016
Case Study: Building a CoalitionIntroductionThe Woodson Foundation, the NCPIE, and Washington D.C.’s public school system hasasked me to provide some information about how to form teams effectively. This has developedbecause Washington D.C.’s public school system is experiencing high turnover rates in teachers,low student performance, truancy and crime. The Woodson Foundation, a large nonprofit socialservice agency and the National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education (NCPIE),acting as a representative for parents on behalf of the PTA, have both agreed to partner with thepublic-school system as means for developing an experimental after-school program. Within thisreport it is my goals identify and summarize the stages of group development and explain whatstage this group is in now, identify primary and secondary problems the Woodson Foundation isfacing, and "provide some recommendations for addressing these problems.Group DevelopmentPer the text there are five different stages of group development. However, not all groups willreach all stages of development. The five stages of group development are forming, storming,norming, performing, and adjourning. The stage for which many groups do not necessarily reachis the performing stage. It is possible that a group never develops past storming, but this willoften be either a dysfunctional group or a group with extreme chaos and stress. Hopefully if thisteam follows my recommendations they will reach the adjourning stage. This team is defiantly atthe beginning stage of forming. The candidates for the executive development team are chosenand the team development is now underway. During the forming stage, the team development ishow the team will function together as a team. At this point, with many of the candidatestheyare uncertain about their purpose, structure, and leadership. Members “test the waters” todetermine what types of behaviors are acceptable. This stage is complete when members havebegun to think of themselves as part of a group (Robbins & Judge, 2014 p.246). From reading

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