Right now the barrier effecting productivity is a clash of personalities and a lack
of task cohesion brought on by an absence of a discernable leadership role. There is no
communication among the members of this team and with a lack of a leader comes a
struggle for power.
The frequent turnover of group members in the selection process for the varsity
boat has elicited direct competition among team members to secure their spot in their
preferred boat. As it stands the failure of the varsity boat is causing a lack of attraction
among members, which is necessary for group development and ultimately group
productivity. A clear team captain or leader must be determined in order to promote and
enforce team roles, norms, and goals. It will also be beneficial to have a senior authority
figure to help with internal problems the coaching staff may not be aware of.
Coaches, it will be your job to use the individual accountability surveys to judge
who the team thinks is the strongest contributors mentally and physically. By knowing
whom the strongest resources are, you then have to determine a captain based on
leadership qualities, and whom you interpret will be shown the