Assignment 2

3 paragraphs with reference page due by wed 10am, eastern U.S. time.

Module 2 – SLP

Supportive Team Climates

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In the Session Long Project for this course, you are working with several classmates as a virtual team on a competitive project. This project involves assessment of both group and individual work. Your team’s process and task output will serve as the material for this SLP. The Discussion is the “default method” to communicate with other team members, so respond to the Discussion that is set up for your team.

Review the rules for the team project, Virtual Teams: 101 Tips (Module 1 SLP). By now you should have met with your team several times and decided on a short list of tips to submit.

SLP Assignment Expectations

By the end of this module, submit your list of tips along with a 2- to 3-page analysis that addresses the following questions:

•What did your team do to establish task and interpersonal connection? Be specific and incorporate the concepts for building task and interpersonal connectedness from this module’s materials.

•Did your choice of collaboration tools support your efforts to establish connectedness? Explain why or why not.

•What barriers did you encounter in trying to establish connectedness?

•Did your team try to address these barriers with any of the methods described in the readings for this module?

Keys to the Assignment

•The paper should have an Introduction, Main Body with Subsections, Conclusions, and Bibliography. Use APA style for references.

•Be sure to take an analytical approach. I am more interested in “why” and “what you did that resulted in that outcome” than I am in mere description.

•Be sure that each team member uploads a copy of the team paper for documentation purposes.

•It works best if you break out your list of tips from the rest of the text and locate the bulleted list at the beginning of your paper.

Your paper will be evaluated using the following five (5) criteria:

•Assignment-Driven Criteria (Precision and Breadth): Does the paper fully address all assignment expectations? Are the concepts behind the assignment addressed accurately and precisely using sound logic? Does the paper meet minimum length requirements?

•Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking and Depth): Does the paper demonstrate graduate-level analysis, in which information derived from multiple sources, expert opinions, and assumptions has been critically evaluated and synthesized in the formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does the paper address the topic with sufficient depth of discussion and analysis?

•Business Writing (Clarity and Organization): Is the paper well written (clear, developed logically, and well organized)? Are the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate for graduate-level work? Are section headings included in all papers? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of responding to the Keys to the Assignment, or is justification/support instead conveyed through excessive use of direct quotations?

•Effective Use of Information (Information Literacy and References): Does the paper demonstrate that the student has read, understood and can apply the background materials for the module? If required, has the student demonstrated effective research, as evidenced by student’s use of relevant and quality (library?) sources? Do additional sources used in paper provide strong support for conclusions drawn, and do they help in shaping the overall paper?

•Citing Sources: Does the student demonstrate understanding of APA Style of referencing, by inclusion of proper end references and in-text citations (for paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Have all sources (e.g., references used from the Background page, the assignment readings, and outside research) been included, and are these properly cited? Have all end references been included within the body of the paper as in-text citations?     

After all teams have submitted their papers, you will be able to see the names of the highest scoring teams listed in the Hall of Fame in the next module’s discussion.

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