Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2008


Charles Weber

Course Title

Communications and Team Building

Course Number

EMGT 522/622


Working within diverse teams in engineering and technology driven companies is becoming recognized as the norm. Success of such teams depends on a spectrum of external as well as internal factors. This report is a self-evaluation of a team consisting of four graduate students attending the Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) Department of Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. The team was formed as part of the EMGT 522/622 Communication and Team Building course with the goal of producing course deliverables, including this selfevaluation. Despite the purely academic setting, the conditions and problems faced by this team were, in many ways, comparable to a professional work environment. This report details the formation and actions of the team from the beginning of the academic quarter to the initial development of the final deliverable (this paper). Individual team members evaluated the performance of the team based on their assumptions and their actions and the effectiveness of the team was assessed and analyzed. Myers Briggs personality types for team members were also predicted and compared with test results and these data were used to draw conclusions related to certain observations of team dynamics.


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