GM591 Case Analysis Notes and Revisions

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Notes Team, we need to use Arial Font Size 12, with one inch margins all around, and double spaced For the background part, here is my suggestion: In the case study we have chosen to analyze, student Christine Spencer is a hard working individual enrolled in the Organizational Behavior course for the semester. Christine has been maintaining an A-average to date, and feels that her grades are detrimental to her gaining a competitive edge when she enters the job market in the near future. Much of the mark in the course was to be based on the quality of group-work, leaving Christine feeling that the outcome of the course was out of her control. The professor, Sandra Thiel, has divided the class into groups of five and given them a major assignment worth 30 percent of the final grade. The task was to analyze a seven- page case and to come up with a written analysis. Also, the groups were asked to present the case in class, with the idea that the rest of the class members would be “members of the board of directors of the company” who would be listening to how the manager and her team dealt with the problem at hand. Christine was selected “Team Coordinator” for her group in the first group meeting, and her team consists of Diane, Janet, Steve, and Mike. Everyone in the group has been making positive contributions towards the group effort to complete the assignment except for Mike. Mike is described as being “the clown,” and tends to exhibit “distant” behaviors according to Christine. He has missed most of the meetings and would send brief notes to Christine for her to discuss in his place at the group meetings. Diane was quiet, but when spoken to directly always contributed ideas to the group. Steve liked to
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have a structured group environment. Janet always contributed to the group more than was required of her. While the team seemed to get along, Mike did not interact with the team. In addition to lacking in performance, mike also would not associate himself with the team. On two separate occasions when Diane, Christine, Janet and Steve were casually interacting and socializing, Mike did not participate, even when asked to join the group. He has missed most of the meetings and would send brief notes to Christine for her to discuss in his place at the group meetings. The professor had frequently told them that if there were any problems in the group, the members should make an effort to deal with them first. If the problems could not be resolved, she had said that they should come to her about the matter. For the Problem Statement part, here are my suggestions: This case primarily deals with the topic of teams in organizations and situational leadership, as we look at Christine’s interactions with her fellow group members as well as her attitudes as leader of the group. The case briefly touches on the different stages of team development, the importance of maintaining role dynamics, diversity and individual differences within the group, as well as conflict and leadership issues. While
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