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The morning project team meeting promised to be an interesting one. Tensions between the representatives from marketing department, Jane Pauley, and finance department, Juan Castro, have been building for several weeks now --- in fact, since the project team was formed. As the project manager of Project Excellence, Sammy Bonsu, the head of the Special Projects Division for Excellent Products, was aware that Jane and Juan do not see eye to eye, but he (Sammy) figured that over time they would appreciate each other’s perspective and start cooperating. So far, unfortunately, that has not happened. In fact, it seems that hardly a day goes by when Sammy Bonsu does not receive a complaint from one or the other regarding the other team member’s behavior, lack of commitment or cooperation, or general shoddy performance. Project Excellence has been in the works for about 4 months. The deadline for the Project Excellence was set by Denise Robinson (the President of Excellent Products) to be January 1st, 2021. Sammy Bonsu was responsible for 4 other projects with inter-functional teams. Over the years, Excellent Products was known for bringing new products quickly to the market and delighting the customers. Sammy was an integral part of the 20 years of the company’s existence. In fact, Denise and Sammy were classmates in college. They always a great deal of trust and respect for each other. However, it was a different story between Jane Pauley and Juan Castro. Jane and Juan joined Excellent Products five years ago. Each is fiercely competitive and takes great pride in her/his work. While they (Jane and Juan) may have differences of opinion, each is loyal to the company. As the team gathers for a regular monthly project status meeting at 9:00 a.m., Sammy Bonsu starts with an update on the project tasks, any problems the team members are having, and their assessment of the project’s performance to date. Before Sammy can get too far into the

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