Motivation / Satisfaction / Leadership 642

Team  Presentations of Cases

(Description and Procedures for Team Presentations and Team Problem Solving)



Each Team (in RED)  will present to class, a PowerPoint of their team's report which will be a consolidation of the Team members' individual case reports.  The presentation should follow the general form of the Case Report

Procedure for Team Presentations

After reviewing each Team member's Report for the assigned case Team A will meet in person or online to determine how you will organize the Presentation. In this meeting the group will:

1. Decide  how the Team will be conducted (management style)

2. Decide on who will be the team leader or facilitator.

    The  facilitator may wish to lead in a democratic or autocratic style, assign another member to lead, permit a leader to emerge, or permit the Team to be leaderless.  (see bottom of page for Vroom and Yetton decision strategies)

3. Define the unique role for each team member such that they are interdependent with regard to the theoretical perspective taken (satisfaction, motivation, leadership)

4. Define the problem in general terms.

    The goal(s) should be established, with an identification of obstacles to be overcome.

5. Determine a strategy for choosing at a solution (or solutions). Cooperative, competitive, anarchy.

    And most important, a strategy for constructing and delivering the Power Point Presentation to class.

6. Decide how decisions will be made to incorporate individual contributions. Consensus, majority, leader decision.

7. Establish a timeline to insure the Presentation will be completed before the due date for presentation.

On line discussions:

Following the strategy agreed upon by the Team in the initial session, Team members will communicate online using the Sakai forum to Discuss the problem(s) and Decide on the solution(s) to implement. To ensure that members' roles are clearly understood, and that all participate, each member must submit postings to the team's Sakai forum

Class Presentation:

On the assigned date, for each case, Team(s)  will Present an oral summary of the final written report (for instructor) to the class for discussion. Your presentation should be accompanied by a visual enhancements such as MS PowerPoint.

NOTE: You should prepare your presentation as if you are PRESENTING TO  THE CLIENT. That is to say, pretend you are speaking to the executive team  and tailor your presentation to something they will understand!

Group Problem solving strategies. (Resources)
Groups that work

Vroom, V. H. & Yetton, P.W. (1973) Leadership and Decision Making University of Pittsburgh Press

CII "You share the problem with your subordinates as a group, obtaining their collective ideas and suggestions. then you make the decision, which may or may not reflect your subordinates' influence."

GII "You share the problem with your subordinates as a group. Together you generate and evaluate alternatives and attempt to reach agreement (consensus) on a solution. Your role is much like that of chairman (sic). You do not try to influence the group to adopt "your" solution, and you are willing to accept and implement any solution which has the support of the group."