Essay on Building a Coalition

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Running head: BUILDING A COALITION

DeVry University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Pomona, California

(CASE STUDY)
BUILDING A COALITION
By
PRIYANKA VOHRA

HRM – 591 Leadership and organizational behavior
Professor: Ifeanyi Ugboaja
(Submission date: 05/28/2016)

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Introduction: Case Study Analysis on Building a Coalition
In order for a project to be successful in an organization it should form a diverse team to head it.
Incorporating diversity within the team will encourage creativity and innovation into the formation of the processes and solutions that result in the outcome of the project. Each team member will be able to change and grow by drawing from the different experiences,
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275). The formation of this program is in the first stages of forming the team that will consist of representatives from each of these organizations to contribute and lead this after school program. While the main purpose of bringing this group together has been decided upon the structure and executive members have not yet been defined according to the case study. This puts the development of this after school program within the first stage of the group development model as defined in the text. “The first stage, forming stage, is characterized by a great deal of uncertainty about the group’s purpose, structure, and leadership.” (Robbins & Judge, 2012 p.
275).
In order to create an effective and cohesive team to successfully develop and lead this after school program the stages of group development need to be understood. “Many interpreters of the five-stage model have assumed a group becomes more effective as it progresses through the first four stages” (Robbins & Judge, 2012 p. 276). Cohesiveness within a team occurs in the third stage of development called the norming stage. The norming stage is characterized by close

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relationships and cohesiveness. (Robbins & Judge, 2012 p. 275). The norming stage is particularly important in the formation of group development. This stage sets the

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