Examples of Facilitating Dysfunctional Teams
Although the principles and suggestions described above may be very helpful to faculty members who are confronted with dysfunctional teams, some may raise questions about how the principles and suggestions may be applied in more concrete situations. Many faculty members throughout the Foundation Coalition have been using student teams in their classes for several years. Each has developed her or his own approach to facilitating dysfunctional teams, partly based on published research and partly based on her or his experience. Hopefully, actual examples of how some faculty members facilitate dysfunctional teams in their classes will help others.
Example 1: P.K. Imbrie, Purdue University
Example 2: Russ Pimmel, University of Alabama
Example 3: Jim Morgan, Texas A&M University