Anderson, L. E., & Bolt, S. B. (2016). Professionalism: Skills for workplace success (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
This is the book that must be used and cited. If you do not have access then please do not bid.
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to explain the dynamics of teamwork, including motivation, conflict
resolution, and leadership. First, read the scenario below.
Scenario: The vice president (VP) of marketing has hired you as the leader whose first task involves implementing a new
process for applying customer service within the organization. The VP shares that the purpose of this initiative is to help
resolve a list of issues that are negatively infecting teamwork: (1) morale is low, (2) employees are consistently late for
work while others leave early, (3) workers disagree on the daily workload, (4) there is no drive or enthusiasm, and (5)
above all, two employees have complained about harassment.
Your team consists of eight employees: three are newly hired employees, five employees are male and three are female.
Each employee has a diverse background. Your charge is to reach the goal of improving customer service by directing the
team through the five stages of team development.
After reading the scenario, write a minimum three-page paper by using the following questions as guidelines:
Motivation: What is the current state of motivation for employees, and what can you do to improve their
Leadership: What can leadership personnel do to positively impact teamwork that eventually leads to better
Resolving conflict: How can the employees approach resolving conflicts with one another in order to maintain a
positive teamwork dynamic?
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Resolving conflict: How can the employees approach resolving conflicts with customers?
Teamwork: What types of activities would help the team progress through the five stages of team development?
(See page 161 in the textbook for the stages.)
Also, be sure your paper fulfills the following requirements:
The body of the paper consists of at least three pages.
The format of your paper follows APA style. Click here to access the CSU Citation Guide. A sample research
paper that has been formatted in APA style starts on page 20 of the guide.
Properly cite one reference (e.g., journal article) that you located from the university’s online library.
Properly cite two references (e.g., article, webpage) that you located from reputable sources (e.g., online library or
Properly cite your textbook within the paper.
THE DOCUMENTS I HAVE ATTACHED ARE THE STUDY GUIDE BUT DO NOT INCLUDE ALL THE INFORMATION. THE BOOK MUST ALSO BE USED.