Recall a small team or group you have been a part of.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about your experience. Include the following:
Provide a brief description of the team or group. How many members did it include? What was its purpose?
Describe the behaviors the team or group exhibited as it went through each stage of development.
Describe a problem the team or group encountered. What steps were taken to address and solve the problem? Was the team or group able to generate a successful solution? Why or why not?
Discuss the influence that leadership--or the lack of leadership--had on the team's or group's ability to solve the problem. What style of leadership did the leader exhibit? What problem-solving steps were taken to resolve the situation? What steps would have produced better results?
Explain whether the team or group was effective. Support your position by discussing goals, roles, ground rules, norms, and characteristics your team or group displayed. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem it encountered?
Analyze how communication contributed to cohesiveness. Identify and address how diversity or technology affected the team or group members' ability to communicate with one another to reach a resolution.
Explain your thoughts on how goals, roles, ground rules, and norms help determine effectiveness. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem?