Leader and Team Member Roles

by Mel Hensey, P.E., (F.ASCE),

Part of: Collective Excellence: Building Effective Teams


Groups may consist of people who have similar or very different roles or tasks. A group may not be required to work as a coordinated or integrated unit, such as a group of dentists, attorneys, technicians, or truck drivers. In such cases, the roles of group members may relate mostly to their own individual jobs, functions, or objectives. By their very nature, teams require additional roles of their members. These additional roles relate directly to their team responsibilities. Team members have an obligation (and an opportunity) to support one another and function in an interdependent way. This suggests additional and different roles than those needed to work effectively as an individual.

Subject Headings: Team building | Trucks | Driver behavior


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