Mgt 311 Team Strategy Plan Paper

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Team Strategy Plan MGT/311 July 21, 2012 Professor XXXXX Part I: Team Strategy Plan Riordan Manufacturing is an industry leader in plastic injection molding and is ranked within the Forbes 1000 Company listing. The company is completely owned by Riordan Industries and has annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. Riordan Manufacturing’s newest production line will be their CardiCare Valve heart valves and will take place at the Pontiac, Michigan plant. A group of superintendents has been hired to lead teams of employees throughout the production process. The first the task the superintendents are to take on is to form the teams they will lead. They must decide what type of team is best suited for the project and why. There are four basic types of teams to consider; Problem-Solving Teams, Self-Managed Work Teams, Cross-Functional Teams, and Virtual Teams (Robbins & Judge, pp. 316-318, 2011). Each type of team offers strengths and weaknesses to users. Problem-Solving Teams are composed of 5 to 12 employees from one department. The team members meet to determine ways in which to improve quality and efficiency. The weakness of this type of team is that the members do not usually have the…show more content…
The problem solving strategy relies on finding out the true nature or cause of the problem between David and James. Based on the details given of their conflict, we do not know how or what started it. The issued might be personal and not work related. The point is that we do not know until they confront one another in a professional and controlled environment. The factors considered in making this decision are that David and James are good employees with positive reviews and were selected for the team because of what they offer. The problem solving strategy is also the most relevant because the focus is ending the problem between the conflicting
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