Hypercritical  member

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.