CASE 4 Boundaryleis Organizations 431 Your Assignment The Woodson Foundation, the NCPIE, and the schools have asked you to provide some information about how to form teams effectively. They would like your response to explain what should be done at each step of the way, from the selection of appropriate team members to setting group priorities and goals, setting deadlines, and describing effective methods for resolving conflicts that arise. After this, they'd like you to prepare a brief set of principles for leaders of the newly established program. That means you will have two audiences: the development team, which will receive one report on how it can effectively design the program, and the program team, which will receive one report on how it can effectively lead the new program. The following points should help you form a comprehensive message for the development team: 1. The development team will be more effective if members have some idea about how groups and teams typically operate. Review the dominant perspectives on team formation and performance from the chapters in the book for the committec so it can know what to expect. 2. Given the profiles of candidates for the development team, provide suggestions for who would likely be a good group member and who might be les effertive in this situation. Be sure you are using the rescarch on groups and teams in the textbook to defend your choices. 3. Using principles from the chapters on groups and teams, describe how you will advise the team to manage conflict effectively. 4. Describe how integrative negotiation strategies might achicve joint goals for the development team. The following points should help you form a message for the program team: 1. Leader of the new combined ofganization should have a good idea of the culture of the school district, the NCPIE, and the Woodson Foundation because they will need to manage relationships with all three groups on an ongoing basis. How would you describe the culture of these various stakeholder organizations? Use concepts from the chapter on organizational culture to describe how they differ and how they are similar. 2. Consider how leaders of the new program can gencrate a transformational message and encourage employec and parent trust. Using material from the chapter on leadership, describe how you would advise leaders to accomplish these ends. 3. Given the potential for demographic faule lines in negotiating these changes, what would you advise as a strategy for managing diversity isues for program leaden? CASE Boundaryless Organizations

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