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A.     Consider the different teams presented in your reading assignment. How do the teams manage their team boundaries? What are the trade-offs between internal cohesion and external ties within each type of team? Support your discussion with at least two (2) external sources.

B.     Consider the list of common roles for team members which of these roles do you think you play in your own team or group? Why?

Specific Instructions:

Read and respond to at least 3 of your classmates’ posts. See discussion/posting requirements.

Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and any additional sources.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond to at least 3 of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

• Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence or research.

• Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.

• Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Campbellsville University Library

• Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.

• Make suggestions based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.

• Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.

Return to this Discussion several times to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.



Section A:

Administration of any association gathering limitations particularly fundamental commitments, and a basic piece of it and things are well, it is basic. Different courses to oversee however much as could be expected. The change of gathering on the accumulation time by changing the recognition and the thing.

Fundamental part cluster cutoff one of the Director’s point or have the certainty to join social events coordinated determination. Open door for singular investment, wandering, Assembly Manager simply off of and portray the size of get-together and goals, frame itself as the Social Watch from the sidelines. Anyway, once in a while, appreciate a winding people from the Alliance and choosing individual get-together then every extraordinary central length is required.

Development of the time-shifting: will keep running than a sensational bit of drive meeting time group yet after a minor change, certainly. Where there ought to have fitting considering the progressions while they live. Sorts of inward exchange offs and get-to gathers interior outside relations is accomplished its inside related redesigns lessen the outer relations. In the event that individuals from the gathering of similar will have a tendency to relate well, they do and additionally an essential accomplice and their joint exertion for.

Section B:

Some portion of the accomplice is part can locate the sort of relationship in the champion in all likelihood comprehended. Gathering accomplice’s stays pertinent is a certification. They are pushed toward the arrangement of the issues that influence the part of the fight or assembling. Accomplices will accumulate in understanding it is along the lines of those of the different accomplices is extremely solid. Since they were missed in the essential association known  one considered to support the side: Pack bond is put on the important expert confinement earlier. We , and in addition pioneer in the collection, lead ace, and different parts take a gander at still full attention to, or his/Of utilization that the duty regarding the work she is doing, pioneer ought to be more acquainted with the accomplice circumstance ended up being similarly critical.







When it comes to team boundary management there are 3 things which a team should keep in mind. The first thing is how the team needs to be designed or formed. It is not an easy task. We all know about self manage teams where everything is left to be done by team itself right from its formation to do management. But it requires high level of maturity, understanding and knowledge. You cannot form the team randomly like one team of 15 developers and other team of 30 testers. It does not work like this. There should be proper mixture and number of specialized people in one team which should be pre decided. There can be issue where there will be people on team who want to be part of one project which they like and not the other as it might be challenging for them. So you have to deal with it in a proper manner and cannot just assign them in a team in which they like or want.  

The second thing is making clear about team and their relationship. Every individual should be dedicated to one team and should be made clear about their position and task and should know about goals of his team and other team members in a better way. A person cannot work in a team where he she does not know about what the team is for. They may help other teams but eventually they should have base team to return to.

The third thing is to decide on time frame of the team.  Usually team working for a long term develops a mutual understanding and so they perform much better as they are aware of and know each other about how to work together in an efficient way. They know about how to communicate and as well most important is now the bonding they have just like a family makes it easy for them to work. So Even a project is short term , the same team should work for long time in one on another project for healthy relationship. The trade-offs of internal and external ties within each type of a team are that internal cohesion enhances success while external ties reduce. (chron, 2017) If members of the same team relate well, they will definitely perform well due to the good cohesion and teamwork they have. However, when external ties are strengthened, team members will lack team loyalty and with thus focus on other teams giving their team less attention (Dr. Phil Richardson, 2017).


So in any team every member is assigned some role and job to be done in an deadline. So we formed a team to organize a birthday party for one of our close friend so we have event organizer, event co-coordinator, Team leader, guest co-coordinator, finance collector, resource collector, decoration manager, Food handler etc.. And my role was of team lead as I am good in allocating and keeping track of work and have leadership quality to get the work done as well I know how to keep team motivated and together. I did follow up and making sure no one is facing problem in doing their task.


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A) There are majorly six kinds of the team presented in the reading assignment such as traditional, virtual, problem solving, leadership, informal, and self-directing. Informal teams help to improve the social relationships between the team members. The traditional teams with different functional departments are appointed by the supervisors. Problem-solving teams work for resolving the existing issues in the team. According to Thompson, leadership teams are required to keep distance between teams, self-directed teams have authority to ensure the completion of the work on time, and virtual teams separated with different geographical locations (Thompson, 2013). The teams manage boundaries with inside and outside companies. Inside boundaries are to establish the relationship among the different functional units and outside boundaries are to link with the suppliers, customers, and competitors. The boundaries exist between the team members and remaining parts of the company. Tradeoffs between internal cohesion and external ties are understood by unbounded and over bounded team structures (Cummings, 2008). The unbounded teams are able to build the external relationships and ties and but they are not capable to work together. Over-bounded teams have strong cohesiveness work as a single internal unit.

B) There are three types of common roles for the team members that should play in a team. These are classified into people-oriented roles, action-oriented roles and thought oriented roles (Trompenaars & Coebergh, 2014). The people-oriented roles include coordinator, resource investigator, and team worker. The action-oriented roles include implementer, shaper, and complimentary-finisher. Thought oriented roles are specialist, plant, and evaluator-monitor. Every role has typical interpersonal and behavioral strengths to perform the roles effectively. These roles are essential to the development of the balanced and successful teams. These team roles are considered as complementary and have a difference in various characteristics, efforts contribution to the team, responsibilities, and roles. In my team, I play people-oriented team roles to encourage them to work towards the collective goals.


Cummings, T. G. (2008). Handbook of Organization Development. New Delhi: SAGE.

Thompson. (2013). Making the Team: a Guide for Managers. New Delhi: Pearson Education India.

Trompenaars, F., & Coebergh, P.-H. (2014). 100+ management models: How to understand and apply the world’s most powerful business tools. Infinite Ideas.