Module 18 - Working and Writing in Teams
A good solution will include the following:
In most organizations, making the newsletter longer simply to allow more photos would not
Replacing the chart with a photo is not a good idea. The newsletter has several purposes, and
information about orders, sales, and profits is important to share.
You-attitude is important. So if someone in a wheelchair wants a photo that doesn’t show the
wheelchair, meeting that person’s wishes is more important than showing the wheelchair just
for the sake of being “inclusive.”
Having every single issue “represent the diversity of employees” is not a necessary goal.
Rather, issues over several months should portray diversity.
In organizations where “the important people” are heavily male and white, the newsletter
18.14 Creating Brochures (LO 18-1 to LO 18-5)
Students like this assignment, which works best as an individual assignment so that each student
can go pick an organization he or she is interested in.
18.15 Analyzing the Dynamics of a Group (LO 18-1 to LO 18-5)
Introduce this assignment when you assign the group project so students can observe and take
notes on the group dynamics, as well as substantive points. Kitty grades this assignment on
completeness, perceptiveness, and writing style. She doesn’t grade at all on the process of the
group: that is, a memo reporting an unsuccessful group process can get an “A.” Another option
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