group leadership and conflict

Write a 1,400 word summary of your responses to the following, after completing the collaborative Week 3 discussion associated with the “Planning a Playground and “Politics of Sociology” videos.

Instructor Notes:

Previous students have had questions about how this assignment is written here in the UOP syllabus.  Let me provide more instructions.  First you must watch the two video(Playground and Politics), and Second you must participate in the discussions about those two video.  You will find those discussion threads at the bottom of the video instruction page-find your team tab and join the discussion there. 

Then, you are ready to write the paper.  I see three major sub-titles, i.e. “Group Interaction” is first, and I do want you to copy each of the bullet points under the major titles.  So there will be many sub-titles in the paper, adding structure and allowing me to determine that you have addressed each bullet point.  I would coupy the entire section and paste it into your word.doc to have the complete outline.

Please note that you need to think in two ways:  First, the “Group Interaction” section is where you think about how well your UOP team did with the discussion.  Be honest, I am the only one that can see your work when you post it to the assignment link.  Second, the rest of the paper is about the video, where you answer questions about the video such as “What are the issues in this meeting?Let me know if you do have questions.  Post them in the questions thread, so others can see your question, and my answer. Make up positve answers

Group Interaction

  • How clear was the intent of the discussion?
  • How prepared were your group members for the discussion?
  • Did everyone participate equally in the discussion?
  • Were group members open to different points of view?
  • How would you describe the overall climate of the discussion?
  • Did you feel your group was productive in the discussion? Did you use the time efficiently?
  • What strategies can you use in future discussions to increase productivity and outcomes?
  • What approach will you take next time to increase group cohesion?

Video Analysis – “Planning A Playground”

  • What are the issues in this meeting?
  • What did they do well as a group?
  • Can you identify constructive or deconstructive conflict occurring in this group? What are some key indicators? What conflict styles do you see?
  • Based on what you learned this week, how might you handle this situation differently? video transcrips will be attached

Video Analysis – “The Politics of Sociology”

  • What are the issues in this meeting?
  • What did they do well as a group?
  • What types of conflict do you see in this video? Provide examples.
  • There is a clear leader in this video. What can he do to be a better leader for this group?
  • Based on what you learned this week, how might you handle this team situation differently?

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

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