Unit 4 Assignment

There are three assignments due this unit, one of which is participation in the Team Simulation.

Ongoing Assignment: Team Simulation Quarter 3 (Review the Simulation details, teamwork details, and peer evaluation instructions)

Continue to participate in the business simulation exercise as part of a team process. In this unit, you will complete Quarter 3 of the simulation. Use the Team Area (below Unit 6) to collaborate on ideas for your Team Simulation.

Assignment 1: Paper on the importance of market research (View the Unit 4 assignment details.)

You will be conducting an interview with a market research professional or a company representative. Post the highlights of the results of your individual assignment in final draft form to the Discussion Board by Saturday night (attached in a Microsoft Word document) or pasted into the Discussion Board to give others the chance to read your work and make comments or ask questions. Use the results of your research to make specific recommendations on how market research can be applied to the Marketplace Simulation. Submit your 3- to 4-page APA-formatted paper to the Unit 4 Assignment 1 Dropbox by the end of the unit.

You will need to access the Assignment grading rubric located in the Course Resources area for additional details and grading criteria on each Unit’s assignment.

Assignment 2: Peer and Self-Evaluations

Peer and self-evaluations are completed in Units 2,4, and 6. You will receive points for each completed evaluation. To receive full points, you must give feedback to peers and evaluate your own performance on all team activities, including work completed in the simulation. Comments will be required to support your ratings.

NOTE: SUBSTANDARD EFFORTS IN THE TEAM PARTICIPATION PERFORMANCE CAN ALSO IMPACT YOUR GRADE ON THE ASSIGNMENT

Process
The confidential evaluation process rarely takes more than 10 minutes to complete

  1. Your instructor will set up the evaluation to launch in Units 2, 4, and 6.
  2. You will receive an email from the instructor through the Marketplace email system to inform you the evaluation is live.
  3. Logging into Marketplace will take you to the evaluation page, where you must complete the evaluation by THE END OF THE UNIT TUESDAY NIGHT AT 11:45 EST.
  4. The welcome screen will take you through each step of the process, which includes confidentially evaluating all team members and yourself.
  5. If you make an error in your evaluation scores and wish to revise them, send an email to your instructor prior to the Tuesday night deadline to have your evaluation reset.
  6. Evaluation data will be released after the deadline for completion on Tuesday night.

    • NOTE: You cannot see your scores until you have completed all of your peer evaluations
    The evaluation survey will ask you questions in these areas and will be used to help evaluate team performance in the simulation

    • Part I - How does this person (or yourself) work on the team?
    • Part II- How does this person (or yourself) work with you (others)?
    • Part III- How helpful has this person (or yourself) been to the team?
    • Comments Section Please offer comments about your teammate’s (or your own) performance, including strengths as a team member and areas for improvement.

NOTE: As part of the comments area information, please include specific information on overall team member and personal participation for all team-based activities.

Reference

Musselwhite, C. (2007, January 1). Building and leading high performance teams. http://www.inc.com/resources/leadership/articles/20070101/musselwhite.html