high level of team cohesiveness. They agree on goals. When every member of a team is aligned on goals, it is easier for the team to work toward them together. This also encourages idea contributions that bring the team closer to accomplishing these goals. Holden also kept the team relatively small. Having a small team allows the members to build stronger personal relationships through their work. The likelihood of conflict is also reduced with smaller teams. Additionally, Holden created a culture that encouraged
people to express their creativity openly. When people feel a sense of belonging within a team it creates a sense of cohesiveness. 3. interpersonal conflict is a huge potential problem for Holden’s design team. Interpersonal conflict is likely to arise when two people distrust each other’s motives, dislike each other, or simply don’t get along. This type of conflict is likely to happen in any team, even a small team. As a leader within Holden, I would aim to minimize interpersonal conflict occurring. One way to minimize interpersonal conflict is through team building exercises. These activities provide opportunities for interaction among members outside of their usual work environment. This will help members build bonds with each other and learn how to work better together. I would promote compromise as a solution to rely on when two members disagree with each other this way each party is expected to give and take.
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