NAME: Suzanne Baumgartner
SECTION MEETING TIME: 8:00 AM
HOMEWORK #5--Personal & Team Worksheets
BUSN 1101 Sustaining Business in the New Economy
Instructions: Complete both the Personal Worksheet and Team Worksheet below by yourself,
without consultation with your team members. Upload the completed forms to Blackboard.
Then, print it out and bring it to class and share it with your team members. These two
documents will form the basis for your team’s negotiation to produce a third document—the
How do I learn best? I learn best by talking through an idea and clarifying
(By doing, reading, talking, all aspects face-to-face
Previous experience that I am always motivated to work hard on a team. I am
might be useful to the not a bossy person, but like to work with others and
team: hear all team members’ ideas.
Special skills I have or Product/service idea generation (creative),
that I can coach others to background in financial analysis (took business
use: courses and clubs in high school, two years of
accounting experience), public speaking and creating
My personal preferences I work best during the day and try to get most of my
and/or work styles are: work done then. I like to get work done early. I need
to be able to easily contact my team members in case
(I make outlines, I work bestI get confused or stuck on a specific part of the work
after midnight, I use visualsassigned.
to aid my understanding,
My work/life balance I have running club at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM on most
issues are: nights
(I commute from Vermont; I
have athletic or work
1 Team Worksheet
To some extent, the issues that have a negative impact on group performance are logistically
based (i.e., task issues). Does the group know its goals and objectives and has the group
agreed on basic guidelines to get the team organized and focused? In addition, groups often
encounter difficulties related to their patterns of interactions. (i.e., process issues). The more
time that is spent on clarifying expectations about appropriate behavior, the greater the
likelihood that groups will increase their productivity and avoid the frustration caused by
repeated inefficiencies. Complete the Team Worksheet below by yourself, without consultation
with your team, to clarify your own ideas. You will use this document as a basis for a later
negotiation with your team to produce the third document—the Team Charter.
I. Task Issues
a. What is your goal for the business plan team?
To work together very well and maintain strong focus and motivation while completing the
b. When and where would you suggest holding your weekly meeting? Will students be
allowed to miss meetings? How many?
2 I think we should schedule approximately 3 mandatory meetings for about 1 hour per week
where we share what we have worked on and each group member expands