Unit 5 Assignment: Scenario
Work at the KAPResources Consulting Firm (a Human Resources consulting company) has recently
had some major expansions overseas. The move for these offices involved relocating 25 families
each to Spain and Hong Kong as well as hiring 50 local employees at each of these two locations.
Top management was concerned about the transition and getting these groups at these two new
locations to work together. So during the Annual Managers’ Meeting in Chicago top management
asked Tom Sunderland to head up a task force of the following Managers:
? Carla Baskil from Puerto Rico
? Tom Sunderland from New York (Leader)
? Stephen Metzger from Los Angeles
? Joy Hanu Born in New York City, U.S.A., temporarily assigned to the Hong Kong office.
? Drew Arnatti from Chicago
They were tasked with meeting to discuss their recommendations based on these changes in order to
create a more cohesive office in these two locations.
? Discuss norms discovered in the scenario for critical analysis.
? Describe the critical analysis utilized by the team members.
? What benefits of diversity are illustrated in the team’s interaction?
? Draw conclusions using critical thinking.
Test the members’ reasoning process:
What communication styles are evident? What stereotypes and sensitivity are evident? Explain.
What does the nonverbal communication tell you about the members in this group?
What is the effect of the nonverbal communication and what should be improved and why?
Respond in a three-page APA formatted paper to the questions posed in the Assignment Checklist
above and submit it to the Dropbox before the end of this unit.