Communications and Team Building
Introduction Compinches are a group formed for experiencing hands on team activities during the term of a course in communication and team building. The purpose of this report is to diagnose the activities of this group during the term of the course and draw conclusions about the groups’ activities from its member’s points of view. If Katzenbach1 defines a team as "as small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable." Has Compinches become a real team, high performing team or one of the lesser performing models (potential team, pseudo-team or working group? It is necessary to examine the viewpoints of all of the members on how successfully they accomplished creating a common purpose, goals and working approach as well as how well they were able to function. In the analysis of the requirements the following questions must be asked; did the group have conflict, if so, how did the group resolve it? How were their actions influenced by the informal and formal reward systems of the class? How did members influence other members and what were the consequences? What were groups norms and how did they influence each individual? How did in-class activities influence members behaviors and actions and how did previous team experiences influence individual behavior?
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Alvear, Anastasia; Archibald, Rob; Crosslin, Thomas; Freeland, Matthew; and Ngoussou, Felix, "Compinches Team Diagnosis" (2000). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1923.