Topic: MGT 630 Assignment 2
What Should The Team Leader Do?
This is a multicultural team that works out of an office in NJ. The team is made up of the following people:
John “ 43 year old (Afro-American)
Julie “ 51 year old (Chinese)
Jinsoo “ 27 year old (Korean)
Arash “ 32 year male (Iranian)
Harpreet “ 30 year old female (Indian)
Tom “ 33 year old (Irish)
Arash and Harpreet joined the team 6 months ago. The rest of the team has been together for 9 months.
The team has been working on a critical project that is due to be delivered in 30 days. You, as the leader, have a lot riding on this project including a promotion and
Arash and Harpreet have unique skills and experience that require them to work together on a key part of your project however, they do not get along and have
been bickering and complaining about each other for the last month or so. Today, Harpreet complained to you that Arash, as a Muslim, has been deliberately
undermining her and does not respect her because she is a woman and a Hindu.
The rest of team is becoming distracted by the situation and your project is getting off schedule.
In no more than five double-spaced pages, describe how the team leader should manage this situation. What critical factors need to be consider? What steps should
the team leader take in the next thirty days?
In thinking about the team leader’s intervention consider the following:
“What intervention strategy (s) are possible in the context of this briefly described scenario?
“Depending on the intervention chosen what outcomes are expected and what happens if the proposed intervention does not work?
“This is not an opinion paper. Use the course texts or other sources you believe are helpful to frame your response to the question what should the team leader do