Read “The team that wasn’t.” by Harvard Business Review. Describe at least one problem or obstacle to achieving effective communications that Fire Art faces. Identify both positive and negative team roles displayed by team members in this case. Provide examples to illustrate or support your reasoning. Share at least one recommendation for Eric Holt to help him improve his team’s effectiveness. Support your recommendation(s) with materials from the course.
Randy was the biggest obstacle in achieving effective communication in Fire Art Faces. Randy was always negative in not allowing others to speak out their mind. He was always in disagreement with other’s ideas, disrupting them in speaking and cutting them short.
Brilliant ideas never came up from the team because there was no motivation and most importantly no respect for other’s thoughts and ideas and Randy was all behind that. In every meeting, Randy made fun of the employees and this made them more angry and frustrated. And ultimately the team or team work did not work.
Positive team roles :
- Eric was very positive in his thinking and wanted everybody to stay together as a team.
- Carl was a very calm, composed and meticulous person
- Maureen has lot of patience. She had put forth herproposals before management, but they were always rebuffed.
- Ray has analytical thinking and puts a lot of thought when he presents any information.
Negative team roles :
- Randy has biggest negative role. He is full of negativism
- CEO Jack Derry is a person with a negative supporting role. He is always in praises to Randy.