BA374 Business communication

BA374 Business communication

Week 1 Assignment

Paper Developing Team Effectiveness

The purpose of this first Assignment is for you to demonstrate understanding of the direct correlation between good business communication and effective teams.


1. Download, save as your own document and open the provided Week 1 Team Assignment Template. Use your (saved as your own document) as your starting point.

2. Assume you will write a rough first draft, then go back and improve with two or three more drafts before finishing a polished, academically sound and professionally written paper.  Writing is a process.  It is not in your best interest to correct as you write.  Write first, then correct using drafts.

3. Follow the directions and advice provided within the template document.  Be sure to remove the directions and change any red font words to be black font words.

4. Refer to the Week 1 Overview for an example of how to access articles in the UIU library.  This assignment requires you to cite at least two references, one from the textbook and one from the UIU library.

5. Write the first section, which is essentially the introduction to the paper This first introductory area a is good place to set the tone for the subsequent content.

6. In the “Effective Team Example” section,  describe an example of an effective team experience. Explain what made the team effective. This section will likely contain one – three paragraphs.

7. In the “Ineffective Team Example” section, describe an example of an ineffective team experience. Explain what made the team ineffective. This section will likely contain one – three paragraphs.

8. In the “Business Communication Connection” section, focus on the communication implications from both of your examples. This section of your paper should demonstrate your own critical thinking about the connections between team effectiveness and the myriad of aspects inherent in business communications.

9. Write the Conclusion.

10. Confirm reference page entries are representative of application and citation of resources used within the body of the paper.

11. Proofread your response (reading aloud is highly recommended), run spell check and grammar check, and proofread again. Post your polished response in the Week 1 Assignment area.  Once you have submitted your paper, return to the Assignment Submission area to confirm your document saved and is present for grading review. Be sure to submit your document in the correct place (e.g, Week 1 Assignment).

Grading Rubrics for the Week 1 Assignment: Developing Team Effectiveness (possible 65 pts.)

Submitted a Week 1 Assignment APA formatted paper related to developing team effectiveness  = possible 5 points.

The paper included introductory information setting the tone for the rest of the paper’s content = possible 5 points.

The paper included examples of effective and ineffective team experiences = possible 10 points.

The paper critically reviewed the connections between team effectiveness and various aspects of business communications = possible 25 points

The paper applied and cited, using in-text citation and listed references on a separate reference page, at least one quote from the textbook and one quote from a UIU library article = possible 10 points.

The final version of the paper represented professional and academically sound composition and formatting = possible 10 points.

Best regards, Kate Williams

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