Activity 1: Ice Breaker
The recommended team for this activity is the cross functional team that contains all levels in the organization. These teams are most applicable here as their focus is on integrating different expertise in working towards a specific goal (Rees, 2001, p 54). The indirect goal in this case is to create a learning centre in the organization which is going to be achieved through meeting the direct objective of setting ground rules.
Activity 2: Reviewing Results of the Questionnaires
The cross functional team that represent specific levels in an organization is best suited for this activity as it will allow the results to be shared between people with a similar expertise. This way the team can understand each other better.
Activity 3: Sharing across Teams
The intact work teams should be applied here as one of their objectives is to allow sharing and learning of individual strengths and weaknesses. The sharing across teams is going to involve group members sharing what they have learnt and this can be classified as strength. This would serve in showing how analytical and creative each individual is in terms of how they understood the lessons and how creatively they applied them in their work lives.
Activity 4: Assigning ‘tasks’ to Teams
The recommended team for this activity is the cross functional team that represents specific levels in an organization. The reason for this recommendation is that it would allow the pooling together of team members with the same expertise to identify potential next steps. Also since teams will be defined by their expertise, each team would be given a task within its area of specialty.
Activity 4: Smaller Group Meetings
The intact work teams should be used in this activity to allow for people to evaluate their performance. This is necessary as this activity involves members of the group sharing their personal commitments. Since members of intact work teams are normally those who have worked together for a long time, they would be able to point out personal commitments that are not realistic.
APPLICATION OF JOHARI’S WINDOW
The Johari Window should be applied in activity four which calls for sharing across smaller teams. This is because the application of the Johari window is best in a situation where people know each other so that they are able to point out different personalities in each other (Handy, 2000, p 23). This is why it is recommended that window is applied in this activity where the intact work teams will be used. Such work teams are characterized of people who work together frequently and hence they know each other better.
The presentations should be done at the end of this activity so as all group members get to understand aspects in their life which they don’t know or they are ignoring either consciously or subconsciously. This will help individuals know which part of their lives they need to lay an emphasis on and also which ones they are overemphasizing on.
The Johari Window is also recommendable for this stage of the activities since it gives the people the opportunity to learn each other through out the activities. This is important since though most people work together they do not really understand each other; hence the period during the other activities will help the team members understand each other.
Handy, C. (2000). 21 Ideas for Managers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Rees, F. (2001). How to lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills. North Carolina: Pfeiffer.