Team advantages/disadvantages


  • Provides a larger pool of ideas

  • Interaction enhances the knowledge of the whole team

  • Individuals working together can stimulate performance, motivation and output

  • Provides continuity across the tasks if people leave

  • Increased ownership of the overall outcome & not just the individual component


  • It takes time, effort and skill to manage

  • Some may get overshadowed, overwhelmed

  • Unequal involvement - some people may not pull their weight

  • One person can demoralise the whole team

  • Social loafing

  • Group think

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