Chapter 17. There's Never Time to Do It Right: A Relay Task

Russell J. Denz

Goals

  • To help participants understand the dilemma of quality versus quantity in terms of productivity.

  • To help participants explore the consequences of focusing primarily on quality or quantity in teamwork.

Group Size

Four or more subgroups of four or five members each.

Time Required

Approximately one hour.

Materials

  • A copy of the Relay Task A-Team Leader's Instruction Sheet for each leader of the A Teams.

  • A copy of the Relay Task B-Team Leader's Instruction Sheet for each leader of the B Teams.

  • One copy of the Relay Task Problem Sheet for each team.

  • A sheet of blank paper for each participant.

  • A pencil with an eraser for each participant.

  • A clipboard or other portable writing surface ...

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