TASK AND MAINTENANCE ROLES OF TEAM MEMBERS
There are many roles that people perform in teams. Some of these relate to helping the team perform its tasks. Others relate to maintaining the team and relationships among members.
Finally, there are dysfunctional roles that may hinder the team; behavior is directed toward personal rather than team needs. Below is a list and brief description of different roles and functions performed in teams. Read each description and choose one person in the team who fits this description. In other words, based upon your perception of the team, who performs each function or role? A person may be nominated for more than one role, and you may nominate yourself.
TEAM TASK ROLES
proposes goals, new ideas, and solutions; defines problems;
suggests procedures; points out benefits
offers facts and relevant information or experience
states belief about alternatives; focuses on values rather
seeks clarification of suggestions based on facts relevant to
asks for clarification of values which the group holds in
relation to the problem
clarifies the various suggestions, ideas, and opinions and
summarizes and restates back to the team; draw member's
activities together; offers conclusions
interprets; gives examples; defines terms; clears up
confusion or ambiguity
subjects the team's activity to some criterion, for example,
practicality, logic, etc.
tries to show the team the position it is now taking and may
raise questions about its direction
performs routine tasks for the group such as
stimulates the group to action leading to closure
TEAM MAINTENANCE ROLES
praises good points, exhibits acceptance (the "we"...
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