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How to improve the ability to function well on effective teams?

  1. What are teams and how do they differ from groups? How have your own experiences in work teams compared to those described in this chapter? Based on what you read, what could be done to make your own team experiences more successful?
  2. Describe an incident of social loafing in which you may have been involved (e.g., a class project). What might be done to overcome this effect?
  3. Why is the use of teams in organizations becoming more popular?
  4. Based on the information in Chapter 10, do you believe you are a team player?  Why or why not?  How might you improve your ability to function well on effective teams?