2. Christine would have benefited if she had known how people relate to each other in groups. She should’ve identified the strengths and weaknesses of all her team members and assigned roles and responsibilities based upon their personalities. Christine could have assigned roles that would allow everyone to participate and contribute equally. She should’ve also understood that people manipulate the most important part of a group membership by letting someone in ones own group watch as decisions are made or by making part of the payoff common for members of the group.
3. I don’t think Christine is an effective group leader because a group leader is supposed to provide direction, instructions and guidance to a group of individuals, who can also be known as a team, for the purpose of achieving a certain goal (Gigli, 2014). She should’ve discussed the problems she had with the other group members and try to offer a solution to her problems. She could also avoid these problems in the future by setting norms at the beginning of the groups formation.
Uhl-Bien, M., Schermerhorn, J., & Orborn, R. (2014). Organizational Behavior. (13th ed.). John Wiley & Son, Inc.
References: Uhl-Bien, M., Schermerhorn, J., & Orborn, R. (2014). Organizational Behavior. (13th ed.). John Wiley & Son, Inc. Gigli, M. (2014). What Is a Team Leader? - Description, Role & Responsibilities. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-team-leader-description-role-responsibilities.html#lesson