Topic 1: Ethical Issues
By now, you are experiencing how a team can self-manage or something close to it. Here is a mini-case study for you that will link to some concepts learned from Unit 1. A self-managing team (Karl, Clarissa, Ron, Sarah, and Tamara), are discussing their budget for next year. Discuss the ethical issues raised from the following transactions:
- Karl suggests adding some additional money to the budget, just in case. This greatly violates Clarissa’s moral code, but she remains silent during the meeting.
- Ron keeps silent because he believes the team looks down upon his personal culture and background.
- Sarah believes the whole meeting is wasting everyone’s time anyway because the team does not have enough information to create a realistic budget.
- Tamara agrees that Karl is right and calls for a vote.
How do you believe these ethical issues relate to the transactional and task processes of the team? Validate your argument with what you learned last week and continue to learn this week.
Do not forget to comment to at least two other learners on different days and to use the current APA citation, format, and style.
Topic 1: Virtual Teams
You have already experienced a virtual teaming process in Units One and Two. Now, you will look at a case study about virtual teams. Please read Case 4.1, Virtual Teams, on page 107 in your textbook and address the following questions:
- In what ways do you believe the virtual team described by Dr. Gina Walker is like the Superteam Model?
- How was the team different from the model?
Topic 2: Organizational Culture
You have already experienced a virtual teaming process in Units 1 and 2. Now, you will look at a case study about virtual teams. Please read Case 4.1, Virtual Teams, on page 107 in your textbook and address the following questions:
- What organizational culture and global strategy did you observe?
- Is this culture and strategy a good match for virtual teaming? Why or why not?