applying theoretical approaches

Assignment 2: LASA: Applying Theoretical Approaches

Description of LASA:

Many teams face the challenge of flat performance. Sometimes, teams may underperform by failing to reach their stated goals. For this assignment, you will examine strategies for enhancing the performance of a dysfunctional or underperforming team. Using the same team identified in M2 Assignment 2, follow the directions below to develop a 10–12 page report offering recommendations for that team.

Directions:

In 10–12 pages, using your same identified underperforming team from M2 Assignment 2, formulate a strategy that will improve your team’s effectiveness and functionality by crafting a plan that will assist leaders to develop and motivate team members, improve decision-making processes, and foster ethical problem-solving practices.

  1. Begin with a summary of the team’s background information that was previously reported in Module 2.
  2. Analyze the power and social influences that may exist within the identified team/group’s dynamics and recommend 1–2 best practices and conditions to engage the team to counter groupthink or to sustain the team’s current healthy dynamics. Evaluate the team’s decision-making process and problem-solving strategies and recommend 2–3 procedures for daily team operations, motivation, and resolution of conflicts.
  3. Assess the role that diversity and cultures contribute to motivation, creativity, and innovation in the team’s productivity and recommend 2–3 initiatives to help the team embrace the complexity of diversity in team building.
  4. Determine and explain the importance of continuous leadership and team development in managing teams (and/or virtual teams) and suggest 2–3 best practices to maintain effective team communications and development.
  5. Include a conclusion, where you will summarize your recommended strategies, processes, and/or best practices and discuss how they can be used to assist the team’s leader(s) to build and motivate the team across boundaries (i.e.: individual, organizational, national, and/or virtual). Support your proposed recommendations with rationale, examples, and/or research.

Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word document and be approximately 10–12 pages in length, and utilize at least 5 scholarly sources in research (beyond the textbook). Your paper should be formatted following current APA standards; written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

By the due date assign, deliver your assignment to Submissions Area.

LASA Grading Table

Assignment Components Maximum Points

Content Knowledge: Understanding

Communicates understanding of how to formulate a strategy that will improve one’s team’s effectiveness and functionality.

CO 1,2,3,4,5,6

PO 1,2,3,4,5

ILO 1,2,3,4,5,6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Content Knowledge: Application Component 1

Communicates the ability to analyze the power and social influences that may exist on the team and recommend 1–2 best practices to engage the team to counter groupthink or to sustain the team’s current healthy dynamics

CO 2

PO 1,2,4,5

ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Content Knowledge: Application Component 2

Communicates the ability to analyze the team’s decision making process and recommend 2–3 procedures for daily team operations, motivation, and resolution of conflict.

CO 3

PO 2, 3, 4, 5

ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Content Knowledge: Application Component 3

Communicates the ability to assess the role that diversity and cultures contribute to motivation, creativity, etc., and recommend 2–3 initiatives for improvement.

CO 4

PO 1,2,3,4

ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Content Knowledge: Application Component 4

Communicates the ability to explain the importance of continued leadership and team development in managing teams (and/or virtual teams) and suggests 2–3 best practices for improvement.

CO 5

PO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ILO 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Content Knowledge: Application Component 5

Communicates the ability to summarize one’s recommended strategies, processes, and/or best practices used to assist the team’s leader(s) to build and motivate the team across boundaries (i.e.: individual, organizational, national, and/or virtual). Include justification.

CO 1,2,3,4,5,6

PO 1,2,3,4,5

ILO 1,2,3,4,5,6

Unsatisfactory: <30

Emerging: 31–34

Proficient: 35–38

Exemplary: 39–40

______/40pts

Written Communication/Personal Effectiveness

Conveys through written word understanding and application of the essential assignment components

PO 1,2,3,4,5

ILO 1,2,3,4,5,6

Unsatisfactory: <45

Emerging: 46–51

Proficient: 52–57

Exemplary: 58–60

______/60pts

Total:

/300pts.

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