“Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.” – Vince Lombardi
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
The enduring Bruce Tuckman’s 1965 linear team development framework is analogous to the stages of birth, growth, and death. In 2008, Tom Edison (not the one who invented the electric light bulb) further expanded the traditional model “for greater understanding of team development, especially during a team’s dysfunctional phase.” Thus, the team development has been augmented to account for the ability teams have to re-invent themselves and to continue and refresh the cycle of development.
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In her book The Making of a Manager, Julie Zhuo pointed out a team would come together when “a group of people working in unison… Done well, it ceases to be about you or me, one individual or another. Instead, you feel the energy of dozens of hearts and minds directed toward a shared purpose, guided by shared value.”
Unlike to the traditional organizational structure, Spotify provides a good example of exceptional team design to improve its effectiveness. Known as “The Spotify Model,” technical staff are arranged into small, autonomous, cross-functional Squads, each with five to nine people. Several squads in the similar areas are collected into a Tribe. All people, who have the same responsibilities in separate Squads, are gathered in a group called a Chapter. And Guilds allows their employers to gather according to their interests, tools, knowledge, etc.
http://wayswework.io/features/spotify-how-the-team-designs-holistic-experiences-for-music-listeners-and-creators (Links to an external site.)
Organizational Design for Creative-Inventive Markets: Spotify Culture
Agile Way of Working at ING Belgium (Links to an external site.)
Your task: Choose one of the following and post your initial thread by Wednesday with at least two references in APA style. You also need to respond to at least one person by Sunday.
Option 1: Team Design
What are the important attributes when designing a team? Use an example to elaborate effective team building.
Option 2: Interpersonal Dynamics and Conflict
How should a conflict be approached and handled? Any consequences? Any conflict management theories to be applied in the situation? Be specific.

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