A committee has been formed to develop the company's five-year strategic plan. The committee members are just starting to get to know one another and are attempting to bond. What phase of team development are they experiencing?
An interview committee must decide which interviewee to hire as the company's new project manager. Committee members have decided to vote and then hire the candidate receiving the most votes. What method for reaching group decisions is this team using?
A team of top-level executives is rewriting the company's bylaws. Because this decision will have far-reaching and long-term effects, members want to have the most creative, high-quality discussion possible. What group decision-making method should they use?
Malcolm is part of a team developing a new smartphone app to track traffic patterns. Because team members are located throughout the country, they don't meet in person. Instead, they use communication technology to collaborate on the project. What is Martin part of?
A task force must decide whether the company should go public and start selling its stock. Task force members have decided to continue their discussion until all team members have aired their opinions and, ultimately, agree. What method for reaching group decisions is this team using?
A working group was formed to rewrite the company's mission statement. The members have been meeting for quite some time. They are extremely loyal to one another and have figured out how to solve any conflicts that might arise. Information is flowing freely, they are happy with their results, and they will soon meet the deadline set by management. What phase of team development are they experiencing?
A task force charged with reducing overhead costs meets to define their roles and responsibilities and to develop ways to reach the group's goals. Tension is fairly high among group members. What phase of team development are they experiencing?
A committee has been formed to study the feasibility of starting a wellness program. The members have gone through some rough times, but tensions have now subsided and information is starting to flow among members. What phase of team development are they experiencing?
At the meeting, the team leader, Frank, is pushing his group to make a quick decision. The team agrees with him in order to please him and move the meeting along. What decision-making process did the team use?