It is quite common in business school to work in teams. Sometimes these teams are assigned by the professor and other times, you have the option to select your team mates. Working in diverse groups is a learning opportunity within itself and I have learned the type of traits to avoid as a leader and team player. Check them out below.
The Diligator: This person DOES NOT contribute anything tangible to the group and rarely takes initiative. Yet, this person is very vocal and critical. They avoid taking the lead on deliverables, and instead, tells everyone else what to do. As a result, they usually miss critical details and actually hinder team progress.
The Last Minute Contributer: This person can rarely attend team meetings. They provide ample excuses instead of ample solutions. They go missing until the very last minute and then attempt to jump in and reshape the project and deliverables at the last minute. What is worse, is that they actually expect the other team members who have done the work and devoted their time to the assignment to acquiesce to their last minute demands.
The Pacifier: This person has no voice and attempts to please everyone. They avoid any type of conflict and simply agrees with whoever is speaking at the time. They have no opinions of their own. These people can also come off as fake because their actions and thoughts are inconsistent and too influenced by others.
The Sweet Talker: This person claims that they can do a number of the tasks that need to be completed. In fact, they eagerly volunteer. They make a lot of promises but fall short on delivery. They may deliver, but its often after the deadline they communicated and/or their work is somewhat inferior and could have been completed by someone else if they had been honest about the could actually accomplish.
What has your team experiences been like?
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