Group Behavior in Organizations (Must Answer Both Questions)
QUESTION 1 – Cooperation and Conflict (Chapter 7)
After viewing the video TEDTalks: Margaret Heffernan—Dare to Disagree (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and engaging in a conflict management assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., post a statement (per Hefferman’s guidance) that you perceive to be ‘true’. Be prepared to constructively engage in conflicting perspectives with at least two peers and prof, as appropriate. Remember to cite at least two scholarly sources in your responses to peers’ initial posts. At the end of the week (Monday), be sure to let us know what you learned about your conflict management style. Were the assessments accurate? Why or why not?
Heffernan, M. (2012, June). Dare to disagree. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree?la
Pro Mind Consulting. (2012). Assertiveness – Self-assessment. [Questionnaire]. Retrieved from http://www.hr4free.com/PDF_Files/Blog_EN_Management_assertiveness_assessment_questionnaire.pdf
QUESTION 2 – Technology and Teamwork (Chapter 8)
Now that you have learned much more about organizations, and particularly virtual team work, respond to the following question: Using the concepts from Chapter 8 (see attached) of the course text, describe the roles that social presence, digital communication, and unshared environmental context played in both the development and resolution of the problematic dynamics of the virtual team. Response must be 250 words or more. Remember to cite sources including the course text and at least two other scholarly resources.