Learning Activity #1: Team Leader
You may need to do a bit of research to respond to this learning activity.
Your boss has named you team leader of a new project at work.
- Explain the difference between teamwork and collaboration.
- What are the different types of teams and why would an organization use different types of teams? Give examples.
- What skills contribute to team success and what are contributing factor of team failure? Discuss a time in which you were a team member. Was the team successful or did it fail?
- Make sure to use the course material to support the reasoning.
Learning Activity #2: Virtual Teams
Colin is a marketing researcher for a multinational food-products corporation. For the past two years, he has worked from home. The international division of the company has asked Colin to join a virtual team assigned to assess the prospects for a new sandwich planned for the Indian market.
List a few of the challenges that Colin is likely to encounter as a member of the virtual team. Explain the steps Colin would take to deal with each of the challenges listed. Support the reasoning with the course material.