Mgt521 Wk5 Assignment

Team Leadership
Bryan Channell
March 8, 2015
Mary Jo Moran

Team Leadership
As part of defined strategic plans, our organization has created a new department as part of a broad strategy to facilitate entry into new market segment that is critical to the success of our strategic plan.   Within this new department will be a new work team comprised of myself, Claire Hogue, and Tonya Williams.   My role as team leader will be to quickly blend the three of us into a successful team capable of delivering consistent results that drive sustainability into the broader efforts of the organization and supports key strategic initiatives. There is a clear sense of urgency to deliver results from our team as organic growth within our organization is stagnant, which has resulted in the creation of the new department designated as the organizational leader in developing new markets. Our work team is based off the “product departmentalization” organizational design as our unit will be working on a product for entry into the targeted market (Robbins & Coulter, 2012, p. 267).   Our small unit will make it difficult to utilize the preferred method of control, “feedforward” control as this style requires significant upfront structure to define guidelines that control the process.   Instead, I will rely on the “concurrent” method of control which will play well off my people skills and creativity.   We will be more successful adjusting processes during actual application rather than the feedforward method designed to control processes in hopes of preventing issues (Robbins & Coulter, 2012, p. 494). I believe this management style will support the work team culture utilized for our small work team.
Between the three of us, there are two personality styles as evaluated using the Jungian 16-type personality test.   My leadership style is ENFP, which indicates my personality traits are people-oriented, creative, and highly optimistic (Marcic & Nutt, 1989).   The...