Functional Roles of Group Members
Contributes ideas and suggestions; proposes solutions and decisions; proposes new ideas or states old ideas in a novel fashion.
2. Information Seeker
Asks for clarification of comments in terms of their factual adequacy; asks for information or facts relevant to the problem; suggests information is needed before making decisions.
3. Information Giver
Offers facts or generalizations that may relate to the group’s task.
4. Opinion Seeker
Asks for clarification of opinions made by other members of the group and asks how people in the group feel.
5. Opinion Giver
States beliefs or opinions having to do with suggestions made; indicates what the group’s attitude should be.
Elaborates ideas and other contributions; offers rationales for suggestions; tries to deduce how an idea or suggestion would work if adopted by the group.
Clarifies the relationships among information, opinions, and ideas or suggests an integration of the information, opinions, and ideas of subgroups.
Indicates what the problems are.
Summarizes what has taken place; points out departures from agreed-on goals; tries to bring the group back to the central issues; raises questions about the direction in which the group is heading.
Prods the group to action.
11. Procedure Developer
Handles routine tasks such as seating arrangements, obtaining equipment, and handing out pertinent papers.
Keeps notes on the group’s progress.
Constructively analyzes the group’s accomplishments according to some set of standards; checks to see that consensus has been reached.
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