Over the last few weeks, you have learned how to start identifying the roles and skills needed to build an effective team. You have also discovered methods for selecting and evaluating potential candidates. Now it is time to put your team-building techniques into practice by participating in a case study with real employees from Joe Gibbs Racing! This assignment gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of actual team building techniques and leadership qualities. In addition, this assignment prepares you to complete your final course assignment, A Report for Vice President’s Approval of your team, due in Week 10.
Imagine that you work at JGR. The CEO has tasked you with being the Team Leader for a committee that will plan a one-day summer team-building retreat. All JGR employees will be attending the event. The purpose of the retreat is to foster unity, trust, and cohesion between the organization’s employees. The event will start with a welcome and introduction, and then everyone will break out into group team-building sessions. The whole team will reconvene for a company-wide lunch, followed by a keynote speech. As the Team Leader for the event planning committee, your job is to choose four other JGR employees to be on your committee.
Download the Week 7 JGR Roles and Employees [DOCX]. In the Week 7 document, read the four role descriptions, Logistics, Budgeting, Programming, and MC/Host. For this assignment, you will choose four team members to fill these team roles. Watch the Week 7 Strayer Talk, Building Your Team: Finding the Right Balance, which describes the 10 JGR candidates you may choose from for your Fantasy Team. Brief information on the candidates is also provided in the Week 7 document. Complete a 10–12 slide PowerPoint presentation in which you do the following: 1. Describe the role of Team Leader and how you will fulfill that role. Explain your skills and personal strengths needed to be an effective team leader. Think about your personal DiSC assessment results from JGR100. What is your DiSC work style, and how will you select team members to complement your skills? What will you be responsible for as Team Leader? What will you handle personally, and what will you delegate to other members of your team? 2. Select a candidate for each of the four roles described above, and justify your selections. Review the candidates by viewing the Week 7 Strayer talk and the document JGR Employee Profiles. Consider how each choice’s particular skills and personality will help them perform their role successfully. How do these team members’ strengths complement yours? What skills and/or personality traits do they have that will help your team in areas where you feel challenged? Explain how chosen team members complement you in more than one case. 3. Create 10–12 Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) slides for the JGR CEO in which you present the team you have put together for the one-day summer team-building retreat. Include a title slide and reference slide, in addition to the required slides (not included in the 10–12 slide count).