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Unformatted text preview: oblems Clarifying Helping one another understand ideas and suggestions that come up in the group Elaborating Building on one another’s ideas and suggestions Summarizing Reviewing the points cover ed by the group and the different ideas stated so that decisions can be based on full information Consensus Testing Stating the goal or problem, making proposals about how to work on it, setting time limits Periodic testing about whether the group is nearing a decision or needs to continue discussion Roles That Build and Maintain a Team Roles Harmonizing Compromising Admitting error at times of group conflict Gatekeeping Making sure all members have a chance to express their ideas and feelings and preventing members from being interrupted Encouraging Mediating conflict among other members, reconciling disagreements, relieving tensions Helping a group member make his or her point. Establishing a climate of acceptance in the group Team Structure: Size Team • Small teams Complete tasks faster Complete than larger teams. than Make more effective use Make of facts. of • Large teams Solve problems better Solve than small teams. than Are good for getting Are diverse input. diverse Are more effective in factfinding. Team Structure: Diversity Team Advantages • Multiple perspectives • Greater openness to new Greater ideas ideas • Multiple interpretations • Increased creativity • Increased flexibility • Increased problemsolving skills Disadvantages • • • • • Ambiguity Complexity Confusion Miscom...
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