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It is not unusual for organizations to have several people in leadership roles who participate in collaborative decision making for the benefit of the entire organization. Leading teams of diverse individuals is a significant challenge, and negotiating individual strengths, weaknesses, and personalities can be difficult. Nonetheless, as managers it is your responsibility to effectively lead teams through establishing expectations designed to motivate individuals, fostering critical decision-making skills, and improving communication and collaboration among teammates. For the assignments in Topics 4 and 5, as part of the management team at a successful, regional airline, Southwest Transit, you have been directed to form a team for a high-stakes, high-pressure project. You will come to a consensus and a recommendation that will be delivered to the director.
Begin by reading ” Southwest Transit Company Profile” and ” Southwest Transit Team Member Profiles.” Recommend a team of six people from the given Southwest Transit team member profiles, ensuring to provide an explanation for their choices. Chose a Southwest Transit team of 6 members that will eventually be presented to the director.
Based on your understanding of the company, the project, and the people involved propose your team selection. Your proposal should be accompanied by a 1,000-1,250 explanation that addresses the following:
- Why did you select the six team members? Why did you decide against the others?
- Identify the diverse factors that may drive the behavior of the selected team members, what specific motivation theories and strategies will the management team use to motivate this particular team of individuals? Why do you think they will work? What motivational strategies does the management team think would be ineffective for this team? Why? Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
- What particular challenges or conflicts can the management team anticipate this team facing? What strategies might you apply to manage this team’s potential conflicts? (You will learn more about conflict management in Topic 5. It is acceptable to make relevant speculations based on what you know about the team members and conflict management at this point. You will have the opportunity to solidify your conflict management strategies in your Topic 5. Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
- Finally, summarize management team’s vision for the success of this team. Based on what you have identified as the selected team’s particular strengths and weaknesses, which specific leadership theories and strategies might you apply to ensure that the vision is ultimately successful? Why? Provide citations to strengthen your claims.
Use a minimum of 4 scholarly sources to support your explanation.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.