Part I:
Team Strategy Plan

You are
part of a group of newly hired team superintendents with Riordan Manufacturing.
Your group was hired to lead new teams and begin production of the newly
designed CardiCare Valve heart valves. This will be at the organization’s
Pontiac, MI, location that is currently manufacturing custom plastic parts.
Many of the production employees are current employees from other divisions,
and the company expects to hire some new employees.

Resources: Riordan Manufacturing
Virtual Organization, and University of Phoenix Material: Team Strategy Plan

Review the Riordan Manufacturing
intranet site and the Human Resource section under Demographics, Employees,
Employee Files, and Reports.

Prepare a plan to create the teams.
Address the following in your plan:

· Identify various strategies
available to build teams.

· What challenges or barriers may

· How will the best strategy be

· What measures will you use to
determine if the team is operating successfully

Part II:
Conflict Management Plan

developing the teams, the management group finds that there is currently some internal
conflict among two of the employees chosen for this project. Clyde Cousins has
spoken to his current manager twice regarding his feelings that Dan Tully is
intentionally creating problems on the production line, which is causing Clyde
to miss his quality checks. Dan insists that he has no idea what Clyde is
referring to and does not understand why Clyde is trying to cause problem. Dan
now goes to his own superintendent because he feels Clyde is spreading rumors
that he is looking for other work. Clyde advises his own manager that he is not
sure why Dan thinks this because he has never said anything like that.

the new teams are formed, the management group knows they must resolve this
issue so that the new production teams can operate smoothly. Both Dan and Clyde
are good employees with positive performance reviews, and they were chosen for
the new project because of this reason.

Resources: Riordan Manufacturing
Virtual Organization, and University of Phoenix Material: Conflict Management Plan

Create a Conflict Management Plan
for the conflict between David and James. In this plan, include the following:

· The various conflict management

· The strengths and weaknesses of

· Considerations for selecting a

· Alternate strategies