Assume that you work for a large UK-based company. The company deals
in worldwide installation of renewable energy plants including solar,
wind, and geothermal plants. You have worked for this company for 5
years as a Project Manager and have been involved in installing wind
energy plants in Europe. You have just completed a € 25 million project
in Denmark. Last Friday, your director informed you that you are going
to the United States to lead the installation of a large solar energy
plant. There are three weeks remaining to the start of the project. You
will be leading a team of 150 engineers, technicians, and construction
workers in the U.S. You have not met any of these individuals. Your
director has authorised a face-to-face meeting in the U.S. with key
individuals of your team.
Answer and discuss the following questions:
- What questions would you ask to understand the human factors involved in the new project?
- What would you do in order to prepare yourself for the face-to-face meeting?
- Which individuals from within the team would you invite to the
meeting and why?Would you focus on meeting your team only or would you
meet other individuals and organisational units to know them better
before the project begins?