Working in Groups and Teams

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Do you agree with your results? Yes
  • Based on your self-assessment, what do you see as your strengths and weaknesses regarding working on a team? See attached  “Evaluate Team Member Effectiveness” self-assessment.
  • Have you ever engaged in social loafing while on a team? Why or why not? NO, I have not
  • How does working effectively on a team give you an advantage in the workplace?
  • How do groups normally develop?
  • How does the effectiveness of the team members influence the group’s development process?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



Week 4 Individual Assignment: Working in Groups and Teams


60 Percent

Points Earned


Additional Comments:
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

  • Paper is 700-1050 words in length.
  • Paper discusses main objectives


Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.


Paper includes at least one reference and in-text citations.


Organization / Development

20 Percent

Points Earned


Additional Comments:
The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow.  
The paper is directed toward the appropriate audience.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Transitions between sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

20 Percent

Points Earned


Additional Comments:
Citations of original works within the paper follow APA guidelines.


References follow APA guidelines.

The paper includes a title page and is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.
Spelling is correct.

100 Percent

Points Earned