1) What type of team do you, the new CIO, have? What do you see as the key problem with the team?
For a medium-sized technology company I strongly believe the cross-functional team will make a huge different. The cross-functional team allows groups from various areas of the company to share a purpose or objective. The team leader, with input from the members, creates the goals and objectives of the team as the first step. On a cross-functional team, workers complete assignments ...view middle of the document...
2) What would you do to help turn this collection of individual regional and department heads into a top-performing team?
There are five main developing stage to help this collection of individual regional and department heads into a top-performing team. The following five stages of team development are Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. The CIO needs to retain the motivation of team members in order to successfully overcome any challenges in forming stage. Following the storming stage the team moves to the norming phase, which is when they start establishing open communications, stable positions, norms and values. During this stage is when they start gaining and building trust, which makes communication easier and effective. By providing strong leadership throughout, the CIO can achieve team cohesiveness, which will see the team move to the performing stage. Performing stage where emphasis is on problem solving and members are committed to the team’s mission, making it a highly performing team which is what the CEO is trying to achieve. The final step is adjourning that is where CIO break-up the team onto the tasks and objective.