A team consists of two or more people, who have specific roles, perform interdependent tasks, are adaptable, and share a common goal
Interdependence: The mutual dependence of group members on one another.
Common Goal: The driving force that brings people together to form is a common goal.
Group Personality: When people come together in a group, they form a collective identity that becomes the group personality.
Commitment: Commitment is the desire of group members to work together to complete their task to the satisfaction of the entire group.
Cohesiveness: Cohesiveness , an extension of commitment, is the attraction that group members feel for each other and their willingness to stick together.
Group Conflict :The Group Conflict is an open disagreement, instead of personal attack on individual group members. It can be productive and can result in better decisions and solutions to problems.
Social Facilitation: The tendency for a person to release energy that would not be released if the individual were acting alone is called social facilitation.
Gender Differences: Research shows that groups consisting of both men and women are more likely to be dominated by men talking than by women talking.
Women tend toward offering positive responses to others’ comments,and in general, tend to express their subjective opinions more readily than men.
When groups are in competition with one another, it appears that women are more cooperative with their opponents than are men.
When groups are small in size, women prefer to work with other women, while men don’t have a gender preference.
It is much more difficult to achieve cohesiveness in all-male groups than in mixed-gender groups or all-female groups.
Group Size: A group is composed of a number of people who are brought together or who come together voluntarily and who share a common goal, task, or purpose.
Norms: Norms are the expected and shared ways in which group members behave.
Relevance: members’ comments should pertain to the topic and goals of the discussion at hand and should deviate only when tension needs to be released
Relatedness: the goal of relatedness is to make sure that contributions tie in with what has been said before and what is apt to be said next
Timeliness: to give more impact to a good idea you should, introduce it at a favorable time so that it gets the group’s full attention and consideration
Sufficient Length: choosing the best length for a comment requires good judgment; the goal is to make sure that the comment you contribute is long enough to make your point
Clarity: to avoid misunderstandings, define your terms and provide examples to ensure a common ground
Informativeness: make sure that your statement are accurate and objective; this requires having a good understanding of the topic and doing prior research
Openness to evaluation: criticism should not be ignored or avoided; at the same time, members must remember that evaluation can be constructive only when they focus on the contribution and not on the person
Provocativeness: comments should be made not only to bring the group closer to its goal, but also to fuel thought for further contributions