Answer each of the following questions with a substantive response. A substantive response is one that: 1) is a minimum of 125 words, 2) is a thoughtful and thorough response to all aspects of the question, 3) accurately applies information from the course material, and 4) utilizes appropriate grammar. You will be graded based upon length and grammar, your insight into the issue addressed, and demonstration of knowledge of the course material as found in the book and elsewhere. Please check the
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Think about the last dissatisfying or discouraging experience you had as a member of a group or team. Perhaps the group did not accomplish its goals, perhaps group members could not agree about anything, or perhaps there was too much social loafing. With that experience in mind, answer the following questions:
a.Describe the group: What type of group was this? How large was it? What was the task/purpose of the group?
b.What were the challenges that made the group experience dissatisfying? Use specific concepts and examples from the course (e.g. social loafing, conflict, personality differences, etc.)
c.What could have been done differently to improve the group’s effectiveness?