Topic 1: Group PressureIn this course, you have been focusing upon groups, teams, communication, and leadership. Pressures of a team come from many sources such as deviance, conformity, and communicating over the digital divide, referring to virtual teaming (Lumsden et al., 2010a, pp. 276-281).Think of a time when a group pressured you to conform to its culture, opinions, and or norms. What was the situation where teamism was involved (Lumsden et al., 2010a, p. 281)? Who was the one extending the pressure upon you? How did you feel and what did you do to resolve this conflict?ReferenceLumsden, G., Lumsden, D. & Wiethoff, C. (2010).Communicating in groups and teams: Sharing leadership (5th ed.). Boston , MA: Cengage.Topic 2: Conflict ManagementRecall your favorite television show and a favorite episode. What was the situation? What were the goals, assumptions, and needs of the participants (characters) (Lumsden et al., 2010b, p. 165)? What were the challenges presented? In what ways did the characters utilize conflict management processes and approaches to resolve the problems or conflict (p. 165)? What approaches were most effective and why?ReferenceLumsden, G., Lumsden, D. & Wiethoff, C. (2010).Communicating in groups and teams: Sharing leadership (5th ed.). Boston , MA: Cengage.unit 9Topic 1: Effective TeamWhat can the team do to 1) make an effective transition to the new Supervisor Chou, and 2) to become a more effective team (Lumsden et al., 2010b, p. 173)? How can they eliminate the current team problems?Topic 2: Increase Morale and ProductivityâWhat can Chou, the new VP of Operations, do to increase morale, cohesiveness, and productivity [while reducing] stress, frustration, and intra-team competitivenessâ (Lumsden et al., 2010b, p. 173)?
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