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

While 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.

Before 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

Possible challenges