Tips for Working Effectively in a Group

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EML2322L -- MAE Design and Manufacturing Laboratory Tips for Working Effectively in a Group Working together efficiently does not just happen. It requires discipline and active leadership. Learning how to work effectively in a group is one of the most challenging aspects of this course, as well as in industry. The following tips are intended to offer proven methods of 1. Communication is key when it comes to teamwork. Learn to listen as well as you speak; i.e. give every member’s ideas the same consideration you would give your own. Clear and direct task assignments and evaluations are essential for tasks to be completed properly within the allocated time frame. 2. During the design phase, everyone should share tasks. Since all design work must conclude before manufacturing can commence, everyone must work on the design together to do the best job possible in the allotted time. Everyone should participate equally on the design work and CAD modeling/assembly. That means everyone models parts, everyone makes drawings, everyone checks drawings and everyone works together to complete and check the written portions of the design reports. Do not let anyone use the excuse I’m not very good with CAD. If you hear that from a team member, assign them extra work since they need the practice. Or ask if they are planning to mention that during their interview as well. Demand results, not excuses. 3. During the manufacturing phase, everyone should be working on separate tasks. Each member of your group received the same training, so everyone should be capable of manufacturing any parts for the robot with the help of the TAs. CHEERLEADERS (those
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