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Team Work and Working in Groups

What are some of the benefits of working in groups? What are some of the disadvantages? Provide examples to support your answer.

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What are some of the benefits of working in groups? What are some of the disadvantages? Provide examples to support your answer.

POSITIVE ASPECTS OF WORKING IN A TEAM

1. Creativity - utilizing all different skills, knowledge and personal attributes, more ideas can be generated leading to more creative solutions which ultimately yields better results.
2. Satisfaction - teamwork is constantly developing, and interactions amongst team-mates created energy and enthusiasm which feeds motivation and employee satisfaction.
3. Skills - not everyone possesses all skills required for the job, however a working team is equipped with a large range of skills that it can utilize for ultimate results.
4. Speed - having a team work on a project will flow a lot faster than having one individual performing all the tasks.
5. Support - team-mates work together and play together; they are able to learn from each other, lean on one another, and enjoy their successes together.

NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF WORKING IN A TEAM

1. Unequal contribution - team might feel unfairness if a certain team member chooses to not contribute as much as everyone else. In this case, the rest of the team will need to pick up his/her load in order for the team work not to suffer.
2. Unfavorable team dynamics - in a ...

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