- Get to know each group member as far as what their strengths are with presentations/researching skills.
- Assign roles to each person based off of their strengths. For example: group leader, researchers, presentation maker.
- Communication: Inform each other in a timely fashion through email/text about what has been done, and about any questions that might pop up.
- Don’t depend on others to do your work, be committed to the assignment and to your group members.
- Attendance: Being at each discussion is vital so that you know what the progress of the project is and what still needs to be done.
- Contributing: Each team member should be responsible for contributing their own share of work to the project.
- Time Management: Make sure work that needs to be completed is completed before the deadline.
- Set goals: This is important so that each member knows what we are striving for and what we want to achieve.
- We should respect each other’s opinions.
- Motivate each other to stay on task and to produce their best possible work!
Team Member Participation
As a NaluHou team member, you are expected to adhere to the guidelines posted above.
Teamwork (if it is done appropriately) can greatly enhance both the generation of ideas and quality of the team’s final product. However, when teams are not functioning well, both may suffer.
Appropriate teamwork starts with the premise that all team members are dedicated to doing their best work, providing feedback, support, and communication when problems arise. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Sometimes team members stop working, stop communicating and are not dedicated to giving their best effort to their team. These attitudes and behaviors have the potential to negatively influence a team. If this happens, team members who are dedicated should have options.
The NaluHou policy is that teams may exercise their option to “fire” a member of their team who is not participating in the team process if a member repeatedly fails to show up for meetings, does not participate in the team process, does not perform their share of the team’s work, and/or continuously deters the team’s progress due to negative behaviors.
Your team MUST FIRST attempt to have an open and honest discussion with the team member deemed negligent about the team problem. You will not be allowed to fire a member without proving that you have first tried to fix the problem internally.
Your team must document the negligent member’s behavior/actions and keep a written record of things such as absences, negative behaviors, lack of participation, etc. There should be sufficient reason to fire someone and should not occur for a first offense. You should try to address the problems early as they arise.
If the majority of the team feels as though a member should be fired, you can take your written documentation to the manager. Your manager will ask you to if you have already tried to discuss this problem with your team member. The team will be asked for specific evidence showing they have attempted to include the member into the team including what work and due dates assigned to the member. The team must provide written evidence they have taken appropriate steps before we have a team discussion on the removal of this member from your team.
The manager will ultimately make the final decision as to whether or not your team member can be fired.
Fired from a team
If you are fired from your team, then your team has already tried to discuss your behavior with you, and you either did not respond, or you did not change your behavior.
If you are fired, that means that the instructor has approved your team’s decision. Being fired from your team means that you will receive a zero for the team assignments.
You should contact the manager as soon as possible if this occurs. The manager will give you the option of completing all of the deliverables. However, you will loose 50% of the credit if you complete the deliverables solo.
A note to NaluHou Employees
While this policy to "fire" team members is in place, we have never exercised the option to fire anyone in the history of this company.