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Arctic Mining Consultants -Team Paper Arctic Mining Consultants -Team Paper C. Arias, Q. Couthen, J. Edwards, M. Edwards, B. Hollins, C. Johnson and M. McNeil Webster University MGMT 5590- Organizational Behavior Mr. Vince Stovall February 3, 2010 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to display the team efforts of using the six-step approach to problem solving. The members of the team have reviewed a case study on Arctic Mining Consultant’s which describes a project manager’s dilemma to complete a project, but he runs into many obstacles trying to do so. The methodology of the team is to use various research literature to support the findings of poor management and leadership skills, lack of motivation and inadequate planning. In this environment, an organization depends more than ever on its ability to create and manage teams that can leverage all of its leadership capabilities and creativity—and in the process make the entire organization more agile, more responsive, and more innovative. Unfortunately, all too many teams fail to achieve their objectives. There can be many reasons for this failure, not all of them within the control of the organization or the team, but we believe that the problem often lies in our whole conception of what makes teams effective. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT………….…………………………………………………………… …2 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………4, 5 LITERATURE REVIEW(S)………………………………………………………….6, 7, 8, 9, 10 DEFINING THE PROBLEM………………………………………………………...11, 12 IDENTIFY THE KILLER CAUSES…………………………………………………13, 14 BRAINSTORMING……………………………………………………………… ..... 15, 16 CHOOSE THE BEST SOLUTIONS…………………………………………………17 TAKE ACTION…………………………………………………………………… .... 18 BACKUP PLAN……………………………………………………………………. 19
CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………….20 REFERENCE PAGE………………………………………………………………….21 Introduction This Arctic Mining case provides an insight into some dynamics of team management. We see how motivation can easily be lost and allow de-motivation to set in. The case centers around the actions and decisions of the project manager, Tom Parker. How his actions an decisions affects his team members. As the project manager, Tom hired three men to work on this job: John Talbot, Greg Boyce, and Brian Millar. All three had had previously worked with Tom as field assistant. Finding good hard labor for low pay is hard to come by and usually tough to find reliable employees. So working with people you know is usually a good management strategy. The team of four had to stake a 60 mile area in 7 days. This

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