Essay on Case Study the Forgotten Group Member

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Case Study - The Forgotten Group Member
Helen M. Gales
GM591 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Keller Graduate School of Management
Professor Leo Shelton
July 23, 2012
Case Study - The Forgotten Group Member
Part 1: Group Development In looking over the details given for the case, the group appears to still be in the Storming stage. While some of the team has come together and are providing their assigned portions of the class project, they still are not a cohesive, and functioning team; due to one of their team members being preoccupied with outside demands and not really coming together with the rest of the team. By having a better understanding of the stages of group development, Christine would have had a better idea
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Mike has given her notes with his ideas when he ahs been unable to make it to the meeting, and she feels that he is creative and has good ideas. With this in mind since he is unable to make it to the next meeting due to work schedule, she could try an setup a meeting between just the two of them when he is available to go over the notes he has given her and to see if there are any other ideas he has that he would like expressed to the group. It might even be possible for him to be at the meeting virtually by using a speaker phone or some other device, while he is on break at his job. This will help to make him feel included and more a part of the team. It will also help the rest of her team feel like a more cohesive unit and that everyone is playing their part and not letting others do all of the work. This option would give the team members a feeling of achievement of doing a job well ( intrinsic reward) and hopefully a good grade on the assignment (extrinsic reward) The second option would be for her to give up and go to the instructor and let her know that Mike has not held up his end of the assignment. This option, would show that she is not ready to lead a team when there is any kind of confrontation or problems and does not help her learn from the situation so she would be better prepared in the future for team work. This would also work to confirm Mike's feeling that no

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