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Risk Assessment for Group Work [AWJ1] Risk Assessment 1. Personality differences. Since we did not choose our groups, there will be differences in personalities. Differences can be positive and negative. People have very strong opinions and may not want to compromise. Solution: Conflict is a natural and expected part of group interaction, with positive, as well as negative effects. No matter what the personality type, we must engage them in conversation and still express that this is a group effort. Loud or quiet, everyone must have an equal voice in the content of the project. Be sure to give everyone in the group a voice and take mutual responsibility for both the positive and negative. 2. Missed deadlines. These have an impact on others completing their part of the assignment - This can be for many different reasons. Group members may resist doing activities they perceive to be irrelevant to the overall goal or objective they envisioned when joining the group. Even those who go ahead and do the activities may feel resentful. Solution: We can request that each member write a quick synopsis of what they have completed for the week. ...read more.


Give specific guidance and examples instead of vague remarks to help pinpoint areas of improvement and help the author to understand how to improve particular parts rather than general criticism. 5. Disagreements. When group members disagree the worst thing is to stop communicating. Online sessions promote withdrawal. There is no need to be deliberately obstructive, or criticize work, endlessly debate small points, or refuse to contribute at all. Instead, work on the problem so that the group doesn't waste their energy on conflict resolution. Some members may become passive and they let the dominant team members do the work. Solution: Define the roles as well as the tasks. Provide guidelines for team-member roles, and describe actions for each member of the group to take. Get it out in the open. Then, develop a productive solution. Everyone in the group must be involved in seeking a solution. Practice democratic decision making, but this should not take a lot of time. There must be a deadline on the discussion and a final decision must be just that, final. ...read more.


Depending on the situation, the team should contact the professor for an extension or guidance for the particular case. Consequences: The obvious penalty for lack of communication and cooperation in group work would be a lower grade or even failure to complete the project. Overcoming obstacles like these in group projects is crucial to actively use and improve communication skills and to build teamwork experience used in the classroom as well as the workplace. Individual's effort towards group work shows one's ability to contribute meaningful information and skills to the worth of the total project. Although team members receive grades based on individual efforts, the project grade is collaborative at first. Each team member's role and effort affects the initial group's grade. [AWJ1]Good! Well done cover paper! [AWJ2]In APA style, quotation marks are reserved for directly quoted materials. Never use quotes to set off a word or phrase. APA style does allow for the use of italics where terms might be new or confusing. None of the words in your check point are new or confusing or might be confusing to your reader so there're is no reason to use quotes or italics. ?? ?? ?? ?? RISK ASSESSMENT 4 Running head: Risk Assessment for Group Work 1 ...read more.

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