Conflict Management and Team Dynamics Kaplan Critical Thinking in Teams Essay
Read the scenario and respond to the checklist items.
Scenario: You, your spouse, and your two siblings and their spouses, need to get away as you all have extremely high pressure jobs. In order to really get away from technology, cell phones, etc., you rent an island home from Rene (who owns the island) that is only accessed by small plane 45 minutes away from the mainland for one month. The rent is prepaid. The small plane will come back in exactly one month to pick you up. You have all the groceries you need for one month which came on your flight over. The house is located on a steep cliff overlooking the ocean and receives water through a cistern (an open storage cement box open to the rain) on the roof, which is then filtered. After two days there, the six of you realize that the house has almost no water left, but you all agree you want to stay. The island has three other homes owned by Rene, which all happen to be vacant right now, but there is no town. You have a landline phone that communicates with the small landing strip station at which they only speak French, which none of you speaks.
?Explain why creative and critical thinking are important to the team.
?Explain how you as a leader or group member will develop creative and critical thinking in the team of six (6).
?Analyze what factors might affect creative and critical thinking in this team. How can the group avoid groupthink?
?Identify some common fallacies in reasoning.
?Summarize the tools you would use to enhance creative and critical thinking skills to resolve the problem.
?How can you the team evaluate the viability of a proposed solution?