ENG328 – Week 2 – Discussion
How will you organize the project and delegate tasks? How will you make best use of the team’s strengths? What are some of the potential problems/challenges that might arise, and what will you do to prevent them?
Seeing how I’m ultimately responsible for the project, I electing myself as the team leader. I would begin by first holding a meeting with my team so that I could carefully explain the project, goals and deadlines. In doing this, I would use a white board to brainstorm and solicit ideas. I know the team members personally, I would base the task assignments on what I know. If not, we will be going through our objectives and allow them to self-select the tasks they are most familiar with or interested in taking over. After tasks are delegated, we would devise a schedule so we all know what’s due, when and the responsible party.
From being prior military, part of being a good leader is understanding and knowing your people’ strengths and weaknesses as well as hidden talents. In the event I am not familiar with everyone, I would base it on areas or expertise (Markel, 2017). Example would be if someone is technical, then he/she will focus on all technical aspects. If someone has talents using Microsoft Office products, we would use them to create graphs or spreadsheets.