Essay on Performance and Team Leader

1132 Words Nov 2nd, 2011 5 Pages
Pre-instruction Writing Scenario
MGT 395 Summer 2009

Why are you completing this assignment?
This assignment serves two purposes. First, it will help your MGT 395 instructor identify your strengths and weaknesses as a business writer. Your performance may indicate a need for mechanics or grammar instruction or for visits to The Writing Center. Second, it will help the Culverhouse College assure the success of MGT 395 in improving students’ business writing competence by comparing pre- and post-instruction performance.
Because this assignment is given prior to any instruction in MGT 395, your performance will count neither for nor against you in the course. However, if you fail to complete the it by midnight on
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Table 1 shows the results for one of those junior Management Consultants, Kyle Houston.

Table 1. Ratings based on all 15 collected team evaluations over three evaluation periods.

Major Assessment Categories
Specific Behaviors Kyle Houston
Overall Rating Mean (2.42)
Mode (2)
Contributing Offers ideas, suggestions, etc. Mean (2.83)
(2 to 3) Attends all meetings. Meets all deadlines.
Listening Lets other members talk. Mean (1.96)
(0 to 3) Limits discussion to main point of meeting. Summarizes or clarifies other members’ ideas. Resists telling other members what to think.
Facilitating Group Problem-solving Asks questions to organize discussion. Mean (2.18)
(0 to 3) Defines questions in order to stay on topic. Selects criteria for evaluating suggested ideas. Encourages suggestions of alternative solutions. Discards all but the best solution.
3 = The member has performed very well in this area.
2 = The member has performed OK in this area.
1 = The member has not performed very well in this area.
0 = The member has performed poorly in this area.

What's happening today?
Your boss, Inez Anders, sticks her head in your office after lunch and says, “I need to schedule Kyle Houston’s six-month review this afternoon.”
“Wow,” you reply, “has he been here that long already? Seems like he just got here.”
“Sure has,” Inez responds, “and I’m looking for someone to send to our Dallas office as a
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