How teamwork occurs in organisations.

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How teamwork occurs in organisations.

Purpose:    This assignment seeks to develop students’ awareness for the way in which Teamwork occurs in organisations.

Task Background

Assume that your workplace manager has nominated yourself and 4 fellow workers to plan the organisation’s 5-year anniversary celebrations. This event, which will take place in 6 weeks, is intended to be a relatively simple (i.e. casual) gathering of all 20 employees. The manager has provided a budget of $500 for catering purposes.

The ‘Event Planning Group’ is scheduled to hold its first face-2-face meeting early next week. One group member, Sally, made the suggestion that before meeting, everyone nominate how they think the $500 should be spent. This seemed like a good idea and the suggestions put forward are:

  • Sally and another member, Sharon, suggest that the group hire a Kareoke machine for the night. This would cost $400.
  • Greta suggests that the $500 be donated to a local charity and everyone brings a plate of food to share.
  • Carlos indicated that he does not have any particular suggestion and is happy to go with whatever the group decides.
  • Your suggestion is to use the funds for decorations (balloons and streamers), pizza and champagne. You have estimated the costs and determined there will be enough pizza for everyone and one glass of champagne which will be used as part of a ‘toast’ (i.e. an expression of goodwill towards the organisation and its members) at the end of the night.

Your Task

You know that when the Event Planning Group meets next week, each individual member, except Carlos, is likely to only support and push for their particular idea. You are worried that the group will not work as a team. You therefore need to prepare for this situation by considering a range of factors that will likely influence the group’s decision-making process.

Your task is to prepare a report that identifies these key factors and explains how they will influence the group’s decision-making process.

The report length will be 750-1000 words and contain at least one, but no more than two, references from ‘peer-reviewed’ Academic Journal articles. Students must also provide the URL link for each article as part of the reference details.

 Report Format and Submission process

The report should be in the form of a single ‘word’ document (doc. or docx)


  1. your report. Take note of the following:
  • Table of Contents and Abstract are not
  • Develop a catchy title/heading (one that highlights the focus of your discussion).
  • Your report. Appropriate intext citation and referencing skills must be demonstrated. Follow the Library’s Harvard Referencing guide –
  • Important – all in-text citations must identify the relevant page number(s). Assignments that do not provide this information, or it is incorrect, will incur a penalty.
  • Sub-headings are not necessary
  • Quoting is only permitted when providing the definition of a concept. Paraphrase all other information obtained from your source(s).
    1. Reference List. Place on a new page. This content is not included in the word count.


Formatting Features

  • Apply page numbers. Page 1 comes after the coverpage and is placed bottom right hand corner.
  • Font style: Times New Roman, 12pt, justified, 1½ line spacing.
  • Margins – top and bottom to be 2.54cm. Left and right to be 2.54cm. No page borders.
  • Spelling – if using a Microsoft package, specify Australian English language/grammar when running your spell-check.
  • Writing and grammar must conform to the standards of a professional report.