Congratulations! You have just been promoted to the new position, Manager of Team Projects. Your primary job duty is to troubleshoot and resolve all issues that arise during team projects in the classroom setting. As a new manager, you will use the functions of management as a guide to attempt to solve the problems that students experience while working in teams and groups at The University of Akron.
This assignment has 3 parts.
Part 1 List problems
In phase 1 you will work as individuals and list all the problems that you feel exist within team-based assignments. It can be anything that you have experienced, that someone you know has experienced or something that you feel is important to address. This is meant to reflect your opinions based on your perspective, there is no wrong or right answer. Think about the following aspects of teams:
- Shared outcomes (grades)
You can list these as detailed bullet points or describe them by writing short paragraphs. Each person should be able to provide 3-5 specific examples of problems with team assignments.
Each member should post their thoughts in the private Virtual Team Forum and then one member of the team can summarize them all in the discussion forum for Teamwork.