Personal Intervention: Reflect on this week’s lecture( WEEK 4) and, based on your limited knowledge, would you say that you are a D, I, S, or C? Write that down, then follow the link, and take a free DiSC assessment. DiSC (Links to an external site.). Once you complete the assessment, compare it to your initial observation based on the lecture. Read your results and notice the % in the pie chart of your results. The highest percentage will be your dominant or default style. Keep in mind we all have all of the DiSC components in our behaviors and adapt when necessary. Based on your results, how do you feel this information could benefit your personal and professional life?
Reflect on a team you currently belong to and see if you can identify Tuckman’s stages of team development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing. What stage are you currently in? Did you find difficulties with any of the stages? How did you negotiate the storming phase?
Follow both of the following links and read the brief articles. In the first article: General Motors Misled Grieving Families on a Lethal Flaw (Links to an external site.), identify the key ethical issues and the accountability issues from an OD point of view. In the second article: Mary Barra Returns (Links to an external site.), describe the challenges ahead of Mary Barra.
As you reflect on this week’s lecture, describe the learning process in your organization. Does it take into account the varying generations? What does it do to capture learning and knowledge? What can your organization do to ensure future learning?