Details of task:
“Most tasks in organisations are well beyond the capabilities of individuals alone. They can only be accomplished by people working together in teams. Especially in this age of intellectual capital and knowledge work, true managerial success will be earned in substantial part through success at mobilising, leading and supporting high-performance teams. There is no doubt that teams are indispensable to the new workplace. The question for managers and team leaders thus becomes: How do we make sure that teams and teamwork are used to everyone’s best advantage?”
Source: Schermerhorn, J.R., Davidson, P., Poole, D., Simon, A., Woods, P. &Chau,S.L.
(2011) Management, 4th Asia-Pacific Edition, John Wiley & Sons: Australia (p425)
Applying a work or university example, describe the type of team and teamwork with which you were involved. Did this team progress through the five stages of team
development? Were the size, characteristics, norms and roles clearly defined? Was the team cohesive throughout the project time? Finally, what was your overall experience of being a team member? To what extent did the theory of teamworking reflect your experience of working in a team?
The word limit for the individual assignment is 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Guidelines for writing assignment:
Provide a short (five sentences or so) summary of the subject of your analysis.
Follow this introductory paragraph with how you plan to address the issues within the context of your analysis in a clearly defined and logical order. For example, introduction, findings,conclusions and recommendations
It is often suggested that this section be written last once you are satisfied with the flow of your analysis. On the other hand some prefer to use it as a template.
Demonstrate an understanding of the major themes of the literature that are relevant to your example.
Relate a selection of the relevant issues that you have identified to the appropriate theory. It is the integration of examples with theory that is the key to an effective, in-depth analysis.
This is what separates a mere summary of the issues to a more articulate understanding of why they have become issues.
3. Discussion and conclusion
What did you find overall? Answer the essay question(s) in your own words. This section provides you with the opportunity to articulate your own conclusions concerning this topic.
Do not introduce any new material, either case related or theoretical. Remember, this is to show your understanding of the issues analysed above.
4. Implications for managers
What are the implications for practice and managing that flow from your findings?
Along with your prescribed text and weekly class material, your supplementary reading list is a valuable source for this assignment.
字數限制為單個工作分配是1500字（+ / - 10％）