1.What are the characteristics of effective teams? A team that works effectively must have a clear unity of a purpose; members are empowered everyone participates in the discussion. Each member should handle their part of the work, diversity of skills, collaboration, and an atmosphere that is comfortable to have different opinions. They must build trust and committed to achieving a common goal. Successful groups learn to balance the competing and contradictory forces that operate in all groups. (Engleberg & Wynn, 2013) To accomplish my team’s efficiency, I will start by setting up a charter to make sure we all have input into making group expectations and setting a clear goal. Making sure everyone is engaged, participating, and listening. We always discuss things out, so everyone comes to a general agreement on all topics/assignments. Handling turning in good work and having each one of us take the lead on each different project so that no one is doing more work than others. Having clear communication with one another is vital since we all will each have a different role. An effective group has both a clear understanding of its goal and a belief that its goal is meaningful and worthwhile. (Engleberg & Wynn, 2013)
2. How will you deal with behavior that hurts your team’s objectives? One key to dealing with behavior that is affecting the team is to remedy the situation by going back to the charter. Making sure everyone is in understanding that these are rules agreed upon, and we have clear goals set. So each member should use this guideline if having an issue. If someone is dominating just speak up and say "great, we heard your opinion now lets here from someone else so we can get everyone's input. Confront issues, before they become bigger. If someone has an issue bring it up to the group so we can discuss and come up with the best course of action.
3. What are your proactive processes...