It is not unusual for organizations to have several people in leadership roles who participate in collaborative decision-making for the benefit of the entire organization. Leading teams of diverse individuals is a significant challenge, and negotiating individual strengths, weaknesses, and personalities can be difficult. Nonetheless, as managers, it is your responsibility to effectively lead teams through establishing expectations designed to motivate individuals, fostering critical decision-making skills, and improving communication and collaboration among teammates. For the assignments in Topics 4 and 5, as part of the management team at a successful, regional airline, Southwest Transit, you have been directed to form a team for a high-stakes, high-pressure project. Together, the management team will come to a consensus and a recommendation will be delivered to the director.
Begin by reading the attached “Southwest Transit Company Profile” and ” Southwest Transit Team Member Profiles.” In your assigned group, each CLC group member, will recommend a team of six people from the given Southwest Transit team member profiles, ensuring to provide an explanation for their choices. After reviewing the candidate recommendations from the other CLC group members, the CLC group as a unit will negotiate and agree upon a Southwest Transit team that will eventually be presented to the director.
Based on your understanding of the company, the project, and the people involved, propose your team selection. Your proposal should be accompanied an explanation of 1,000-1,250 words that addresses the following:
- Why did your team select the six team members? Why did you decide against the others?
- Identify the diverse factors that may drive the behavior of the selected team members, what specific motivation theories and strategies will the management team use to motivate this particular team of individuals? Why do you think they will work? What motivational strategies does the management team think would be ineffective for this team? Why? Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
- What particular challenges or conflicts can the management team anticipate this team facing? What strategies might you apply to manage this team’s potential conflicts? (You will learn more about conflict management in Topic 5. It is acceptable to make relevant speculations based on what you know about the team members and conflict management at this point. You will have the opportunity to solidify your conflict management strategies in Topic 5.) Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
- Finally, summarize the management team’s vision for the success of this team. Based on what you have identified as the selected team’s particular strengths and weaknesses, which specific leadership theories and strategies might you apply to ensure that the vision is ultimately successful? Why? Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
Use a minimum of four scholarly sources to support your explanation.
You will use the “MGT-605 Peer Evaluation” form for the Topic 4 CLC assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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