Essay Working in Teams

999 WordsApr 17, 20084 Pages
Team Members’ Roles Working in teams can be a very effective way to accomplish a large project with less effort on each individual person in the team. The use of teamwork is beneficial because it brings different people together along with their different thought processes, which can bring many different ideas to the table. “A structurally diverse work group is one in which the members, by virtue of their different organizational affiliations, roles, or positions, can expose the group to unique sources of knowledge.” (Cummings, 2004) By having different types of people working together, they all contribute in their own unique way to the team. Many different things can contribute to team performance and success. By figuring out what…show more content…
One conflict can be people in the group disagreeing on what should be done and how it should get done. Even if everyone else in the group does not care either way, then the group as a whole will suffer because of the two individuals that cannot agree. The best way for this problem to be resolved is for everyone to get involved and to decide on the best course of action. Whether they want to use one person’s idea or another and how they will achieve that idea or task. Another problem that may face affect teamwork is a lack of communication. When one ore more people within the team refuse to, or have the lack or responsibility to communicate with others, then the team will suffer because that persons’ part may not be complete or up to standard. This is why proper planning ahead of time and having the groups due dates set ahead of time to make some cushion room for any drawbacks. There is usually the feeling for some to be secluded and keep to them selves as well. Even though teamwork has many different benefits there are some projects or activities that need solitary work. “There are situations where solitary activity is more effective, incase of an activity which lacks breadth. Whereas Group activity is highly effective when
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