Moriarty, Portfolio Project Option 1 - 1 Running Head TEAM DYNAMICS Team Dynamics Kelly Moriarty HRM 425-2 Managing and Leading Team Dynamics Colorado

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Running Head: TEAM DYNAMICSTeam DynamicsKelly MoriartyHRM 425-2 Managing and Leading Team DynamicsColorado State University - Global CampusProfessors Kurt MillerMay 5, 20171
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Portfolio Project MilestoneTeam DynamicsTeam work differs greatly from individual work in multiple ways. The most important and defining difference includes the point that teams often result in more creative, productive ideas to solve problems. This is due to the multiple personalities, professional backgrounds, and expertise that each individual brings to the team. Brainstorming will be enhanced by these different viewpoints and an agreed upon solution is more likely to be creative and productive than a single individual’s. Additionally, the increased need for communication will enhance each individual’s own strengths and allow them to learn new ideas and grow professionally and personally. My own personal experience with a team project occurred at my previous place of employment.Personal ExperienceWorking within a very large company with multiple departments often requires employees to participate in teams to complete different projects. The Retreat at Lancaster County is a drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Ephreta, Pennsylvania. It opened in 2011, making it a young company in the process of continuous growth, expansion, and innovation. Their mission isto provide a spiritual and compassionate environment to educate those suffering from the diseaseof addiction, and provide information on how to begin the journey of recovery. To operate a largecompany such as the Retreat requires a large, diverse staff working in many different team projects.The specific team project that I was employed to participate in was known as Project IPod. This specific project’s mission was to devise an effective and efficient method to distribute IPodsto patients with their preferred music on it. This is actually an incredibly challenging project as there are 170 patients at Retreat, and there are only 50 IPods. Additionally, there has to be active 2
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Portfolio Project Milestonecommunication between the therapists that refer their patients to the IPod team and the team itself. Once the referral is made, there is the process of communicating with the patient to decide what their taste in music is. The team then has to specifically create a plan on how and when to load this music onto the IPod. Afterword, the IPods will be distrusted with headphones and correct chargers, until they are collected upon discharge. Team RolesTeam Ipod was a group of eight entry level Clinical Aides operating in a self-managing group. A self-managing group or team means that the individuals were given an overall purpose, but the members had to manage their methods of achieving the goal (Thompson, 2008). As a participant in this group, I was not in a leadership role. Amongst all eight of the participants, there were no leaders. The team was managed by the Clinical Aide Manager, who would set the
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