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Satisfactory Essays
1. First meeting:

There are three main objectives that project managers should try to achieve during the first meeting.
Overview of the project (including project scope and objectives, the general schedule, method, and procedures).
Briggs: Summarized project as what, when, where, why and how much.

Provide opportunity for members to introduce themselves.
Briggs: She asked the members of the group to introduce themselves.

Model how the team is going to work together to complete the project.
Briggs: She announces that she would be meeting individually with each member to discuss their role on the project.
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Amber Briggs did a good job in the first meeting given that it was delayed and even missed by a couple team members.
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Managing conflict within the project: Disagreements and conflicts naturally emerge within a project team during the life of the project. Conflicts will transpire due to the individual members work schedules and the lack of motivation by some members. Page 362

3. Overcoming these barriers:

Establishing a team identity: Project managers need to try to make the project team as tangible as possible to the participants by developing a unique team identity to which participants can become emotionally attached.

Team meetings: Timely gatherings of all the project participants help define team membership and reinforce a collective identity.

Co-location of team members: The best way to make the team tangible is to have the members work together in a common space. Theses spaces serve as a tangible sign of positive effort.

Team name: Names help make the team more tangible as well as logos to demonstrated team membership.

Team rituals: Contributes to the creation of a unique team subculture. These can be used to reinforce a special status within the team.
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Creating a shared vision: Visions can be captured in a slogan or a symbol or can be written as a formal vision statement.

Project managers need to actively participate in collecting team member ideas on how they weight different attributes of the project.

Establishing vision building meetings while
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