You have just been given an assignment to put together a plan for a collaborative team. Review Table 2.1 and use it as a guideline to develop your team. You will want to avoid or minimize the risk of dysfunctional aspects while focusing on the team maintenance roles and the task oriented roles.
TABLE 2.1 Team Roles—Functional and Dysfunctional
Dysfunctional: Self-Oriented Roles
Functional: Team-Maintenance Roles
Functional: Task-Oriented Roles
Controlling: Dominating others by exhibitingsuperiority or authority
Withdrawing: Retiring from the team either bybecoming silent or by refusing to deal with aparticular aspect of the team’s work
Attention seeking: Calling attention to oneselfand demanding recognition from others
Diverting: Focusing the team’s discussion ontopics of interest to the individual rather thanon those relevant to the task
Encouraging: Drawing out other membersby showing verbal and nonverbal support,praise, or agreement
Harmonizing: Reconciling differencesamong team members through mediationor by using humor to relieve tension
Compromising: Offering to yield on a pointin the interest of reaching a mutuallyacceptable decision
Initiating: Getting the team started ona line of inquiry
Information giving or seeking:Offering (or seeking) informationrelevant to questions facing the team
Coordinating: Showing relationshipsamong ideas, clarifying issues,summarizing what the team has done
Procedure setting: Suggesting decision-making procedures that will move the team toward a goal
What techniques and technology will you use to help the team? The Collaborating on Communication Efforts section in the attached Chapter 2 ( Bovee, C. L., & Thill, J. V. (2016). Business communication today (13th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ ) may help you generate ideas.
Your essay should be 150 to 200 words and formatted according to APA style guidelines.