Unit VIII Article Critique

Unit VIII Article Critique_x000D_
Weight: 15% of course grade_x000D_
Grading Rubric_x000D_
Due: Tuesday, 07/20/2021 8:59 PM (CST)_x000D_
Select a current, professional journal article that is at least three pages in length. You must write a critical assessment of this article for this assignment. Keep in mind, the research databases found in the CSU Online Library are a great source for quick exploration of thousands of articles._x000D_
In preparation, follow the guidelines established below:_x000D_
Find an article (that is less than five years old) that pertains to the important issues leaders or consultants will face when working with various types of teams, and discuss what methods are best to use for developing better teams for the future. Be sure to annotate the author’s main points and thesis statement in your own words._x000D_
The critique should be approximately three pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages). The assignment is due at the completion of Unit VIII. Plan early to avoid missing the deadline._x000D_
Part I: Introduction_x000D_
Start the critique with the following information: the author’s name, the article title, and the author’s thesis statement._x000D_
Part II: Summary_x000D_
Summarize the author’s purpose and main points, providing examples for clarity of understanding the author’s intended implications. Share key topics that support the author’s focus for this article. Provide ample details to enlighten the reader as to what the article is implying for audiences who are seeking research data about team building and/or the different types of teams (e.g., virtual, temporary, traditional, or innovative)._x000D_
Part III: Review and Evaluate_x000D_
To critically review the article, ask the following questions:_x000D_
What are the credentials/areas of expertise of the author?_x000D_
Did the author use appropriate methods to gather the evidence?_x000D_
Did the author use accurate evidence?_x000D_
Does the author’s use and interpretation of this evidence lead the reader to the same conclusion? Did the author build a logical argument?_x000D_
Is there other evidence that would support a counterargument?_x000D_
Was the author successful in making his/her point?_x000D_
Part IV: Conclusion_x000D_
State whether you agree with the author or not. Back up your decisions by stating your reasons. Give a general opinion of the work. Explain what you learned from reading the article and if you would recommend it to a friend/coworker._x000D_
Part V: Application_x000D_
Predict some of the major challenges that teams will face in the future, and explain why the need for teamwork will remain high as it relates to the article. Identify a team-building activity that may be useful for managing teams in the future, and explain why._x000D_
Format your paper using APA style. Refer to the resources provided in the Student Portal. Use your own words and expressions to write the critique. Include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. The paper should consist of three pages of body paragraphs, one title page, and one reference page (as the final page)._x000D_
Unit 8 Announcement – _x000D_
Team Alliances and Building Effective Teams_x000D_
In this unit, we will discuss how alliances are formed to allow different individuals and companies to merge to reach greater results. Through this effort, there is a growth in alliances where organizations are depending on other companies to offer complementary skills that will benefit both parties in obtaining particular established goals. While achieving this type of synergy, the two companies must create an inter-organizational alliance team. However, with combined efforts and a positive mindset, it is still inevitable that problems will arise at some point (Dyer, Dyer, & Dyer, 2013)._x000D_
All teams will face challenges. Yet, it is important that leaders understand what key factors must be considered when building a team that is expected to excel in today’s competitive market. For instance, leaders must identify what tasks are to be completed and by whom. They must emphasize team membership for accomplishing organizational goals. Also, they must encourage positive relationships throughout the working of teams. Members must be trained and competent in their work performances. They must also be rewarded for the completion of their tasks and a job well done. Team-building activities should be incorporated regularly. In addition, an ample amount of resources, support, and evaluations should also be provided._x000D_
Dyer, W. G. Jr., Dyer, J. H. & Dyer, W. G. (2013). Team building: Proven strategies for improving team performance (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass._x000D_
Learning Outcomes in this unit:_x000D_
Describe team-building activities leaders can incorporate for better managing internal teams and interorganizational alliances._x000D_
Predict major challenges teams will face in the future._x000D_
Explain why the need for teamwork will remain high in the future._x000D_
Describe work activities that will require a team for task completion.

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