You are an experienced project manager working on a complicated IT project for a large public
sector organisa-on, but your project team is failing to achieve important ac-vi-es on the
project cri-cal path. Targets are being missed and you do not seem to be able to get the team
to work together effec-vely and the project has been much delayed by lack of coopera-on. Part
of the problem seems to be a key member of your team who is not performing. You have
recently hired Jonathan, a 30 year old computer programmer to help get the project back on
track. He is good at solving technical soYware problems but seems to find working in the team
very difficult and his performance in terms of wri-ng computer code has become progressively
worse over -me; and team members have complained about his aggressive and obsessive
behaviour along with his un-diness and poor -mekeeping and insistence on ea-ng large quan--es of pizza and other food at his desk. He seems to lack mo-va-on and you may have to
consider ending his employment.
Using appropriate theories of team development, explain what may be causing the lack of
performance in your team. In your answer you should suggest crea-ve solu-ons to the problem
with the team. Also why might Jonathan lack mo-va-on? Discuss with reference to appropriate
theory and case example; suggest ways in which Jonathan may be mo-vated.
You will need to take the following into account when comple-ng your assignment.
• Establishment of relevant theory;
• Alloca-on of credit and sources used; (have I included references and cita-ons to the
material I have used?);
• Clarity of argument and relevance to the project management context
• Overall report presenta-on including spelling and grammar;
• Adherence to nominated word limit.
This coursework should follow a structured approach and should be prepared and presented
professionally. You should undertake a relevant literature review that helps inform your
inves-ga-on. Please also ensure that the Harvard Referencing System is adhered to and fully