1. Complete the following table to address the creation of teams at Riordan Manufacturing.
Strategy | Strengths | Weaknesses |
Expectations of goals | Good for measuring the objectives and enhance the competence a team. | If a team member fails to communicate or does not believe her or she is part of the group the team is likely to fail. |
Open communication | Consistent communication leaves no team members guessing what he or she should do. | Lack of communication may lead to team member not doing the correct task. |
Tem cohesiveness | Team is unified and works as if they are one person. | Conflict of personal interest may cause the a team not to integrate. |
Resolving conflict | Teams who solve conflicts quickly and as a team are likely to succeed. | Clashing personalities could draw conflicts out longer average. |
Consequences | Teams realizing consequences allow creativity within the group. | Team members who believe he or she is not accountable may omit themselves from the consequence. |
2. Identify the team formation strategy that is most suitable for Riordan Manufacturing, and provide the rationale for the decision. Your response should be at least 100 words.
The diverse group of employees at Riodan Manufacturing Pontiac, Missouri will allow a team formation strategy called Six Hats. The concept behind Six Hats is each employee wears a different "hat" (role) in the team. Each of the Six Thinking Hats represents a different direction or type of thinking, which is identified by a color (Application of Six Thinking Hats in Education, 2011)
* White for facts and data
* Black for difficulties and problems
* Red for feelings and gut instinct
* Green for creativity
* Yellow for value and benefits
* Blue for thinking process
With the exception of three employees (Tucker, Shotwell...