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Unformatted text preview: ' As a team leader, you have encouraged team members to
work directly with each other to discuss issues instead of
always coming to you. ' However, you have noticed that some team members are
very uncomfortable working directly with other group
members, or even making decisions on issues on their own;
instead they always want to come through you because as
the leader of the group, they think it is important to address
any problems directly with you. ' This is frustrating because some things could be dealt with
without your involvement. ' You notice that some team members are very risk adverse
and tend to gravitate toward the “proven” solutions. ' You are frustrated because you were hoping that the team
would use the different backgrounds of everyone on the team to think creatively and come up with ground-breaking
new ideas, even if they involved some risk. ' Your project is reaching a critical stage and you need
everyone to work weekends for the next two months. ' You are frustrated that you are getting considerable
resistance from several team members to this idea. ' They believe that you are being inconsiderate of them and
their families. ' Your project team has recently successfully completed a
project. You take the team out to dinner. ' At the dinner you ask one team member, who has done
particularly good work, to stand. You recognize the team member with a small gift for her exceptional work on the
team. ' The team member looks extremely uncomfortable. ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course BADM 066 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '07 term at GWU.
- Spring '07