Teamwork is an important skill in today’s workplace whether it’s virtual groups or face-to-face. In this class the student will be sharpening their teamwork skills; much of the coursework will be done collaboratively and virtually. This individual assignment asks the student to reflect on their Group Consulting Project experience and connect it to concepts and theories presented in the course and in their Korn-Ferry assessments (from MGT 5000). The student is asked to describe how their group/team evolved over the term of the course including:
• What were the dynamics that occurred between the members and within the group? How do they compare to the textbook description of group dynamics?
• What structure emerged for the group? How did the group’s process compare to the process described in the textbook?
• Was there any conflict that may have arisen in the group? How was it resolved? How does this compare to the process of conflict described in the textbook?
• Did the group have a leader? If so, how were they chosen?
• What communication issues were encountered in the group? How were the problems resolved?
• How did the student’s own Korn-Ferry assessment results play into the group project and their insights into the process?
The student is then asked to connect their experience with the group and team dynamics concepts presented in the course to illustrate the relevance. The student is also asked to compare and contrast their intra-group conflict experience with techniques presented in the course. The reflection paper should be at least 4 pages of content minimum and should include at least 5 references as well as at least 3 relevant academic journal articles. Please see Blackboard for specific requirements and formats for this assignment. The format of the Individual Reflection Paper should be as follows:
• Cover page (see last section of this syllabus)
• Table of Contents
• Introduction section about the topic and the student’s assigned group
• Evolution of the group/team over the term
• Group/team dynamics
• Group structure
• Intergroup/intra-group conflict
• The student’s own Korn-Ferry assessment results impacting their role and behavior in the group
• Reflection on the use of the Peer Evaluation form for assessment
• Summary and “lessons-learned / take-aways” from the project experience and Korn Ferry ALP for the group project
• Reference List
• Grading Rubric