In this module, you learned about the various types of teams and groups that exist in the work environment, the steps in forming them, and the conflict that exists in businesses.
This video case is about Holden Outerwear, an Oregon-based sports apparel company founded in 2002 by professional snowboarder, Mikey LeBlanc. Holden Outerwear specializes in fashionable skiing and snowboarding pants and jackets.
In this video case, Holden Outerwear: Leading Teams (6 min 41 sec; transcript), you will explore the challenges the employees and company leaders face when creating a high performing, cohesive team environment.
After watching the video, answer the following questions by writing 1-2 paragraphs each:
What type of team did Nikki participate in when she was a freelancer? Describe how her team type and experience changed when she became a full-time employee at Holden.
Outline the characteristics of Holdens design team that has contributed to high cohesiveness among team members.
What are the potential disadvantages or conflicts, which may arise in Holdens apparel designer teams? If you were a leader for this company, how would you minimize such downsides? Support your answer.