- Problem Definition.
A PMI competency development course commenced at Muscat on May 2015, with 25 participants from Oman. The course is broadly divided into face to face sessions as well as 12-week distance learning mode.
Since there has been several non-performing individuals within PMI-Takatuf Team, especially in blog posting assignment, it was decided to do the Tuckmen assessment again to identify leadership style appropriate for this stage
- Identify the Feasible Alternative.
In his article “Development Sequence in Small Groups”, published in 1965, Dr. Bruce described the path that most teams follow on their way to high performance. The model consists of four stages. These are Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Leadership style of strategies of each one these stages are illustrated in Table1 below.
Table 1: Tuckman’s phases and leadership styles
- Development of the Outcome for Alternative
The team members assessed themselves, in terms of what stage or phase of Tuckman’s module they think they are, by answering 32 questions developed by Donald Clark. Survey results processed via PERT analysis and results are shown in Table2.
Table 2: Team survey analysis using PERT
- Selection of the Acceptable Criteria.
A confidently level of 95% was selected as it is essential for team leaders to identify exactly what sort of management style should be implemented and spot any flaws in the team’s performance.
- Analysis and Comparison of the Alternative.
It is quite interesting to see from Table2 that the team is both in Forming stage, no clear roles and responsibilities, and Norming phase. It is also interesting to see that performing didn’t score highest, and there is where the team should be.
Since there is a clear set of roles and responsibilities, the team cannot be in Norming stage and lower score of performing could be attributed to the fact that several personnel haven’t been submitting blogs regularly.
- Selection of the Preferred Alternative.
From the discussion above, team is in Norming stage and performing is the preferred leadership style.
- Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.
Although team is in performance stage, it requires continuous monitoring and periodic evaluation of its performance. It is suggested team performance to be evaluated every three weeks.
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