Select two of the four follow problems and discuss how you would try to solve each of the following problems that often occur in small groups:
- Your group includes a hypercritical member who never has anything positive to say. As a result, other members stop contributing ideas for fear they will be shot down.
- Your group includes a member who cannot be counted on to complete assignments. As a result, other members complain among themselves and ignore this member’s suggestions.
- Group members are becoming cranky and snappish because of end‑of‑semester school and work pressures. As a result, your whole project is in danger of falling apart.
- Your group is stalled because the task is complex and no one seems to know how to handle it. As a result, members become frustrated and demoralized and threaten to quit the group.