The SILENT MEMBER
? For a team to be full effective, all members must
? Silent members should be encouraged without being
? Talkers have something to say about everything and
tend to dominate the discussion.
? They have to learn to wait their turn.
? Solution - use the ROTATION METHOD where
all members take turns giving their input.
Problems with Groups
? Arguers argue for the sake of it.
? They like to argue rather than help with the progress of
? Do not get into an argument with an arguer.
? If an argument does start, bring others into the discussion.
? No personal attacks.
The LOAFER (social loafing)
? Work less in groups than they would by themselves
since individual contributions are less noticeable
? Emphasize member responsibilities by identifying
individual contributions to the group. Write them.
Characteristics of Teams
• Clear Purpose
• Open communication
• Listening • Civilized disagreement
• Consensus decisions
• Shared leadership
• Clear rules and work
• Not sharing issues and
• Overdependence on the
• Failure to carry out
• Hidden conflict
• Not resolving conflict
• Social Loafing
Division of duties
assignment of different tasks to each member
- there is no real team effor