Have you ever been forced to work in a group? My answer to that question is both yes and no. Personally, I used to love working with other people, until I realized how complicated it is to organize a group. Have you ever been stuck in the awkward situation where you're with your team/group and everyone is quiet and starring at each other? Just waiting for someone to start talking? Waiting for someone to "take over"? I have and it's not cute.
In the past, I would have taken the leadership role instantly when working with other people; but after a couple of projects... I felt drained and overwhelmed most of the time. I felt like I had to do all the work and the other people in the group were getting a good grade based on MY work. #unfair #peoplesuck #collegeistheworst
The thing is that my past groups/teams were lacking leadership and organization. There was no common foundation, no common goal, no structure, no direction.
Here are some tips about leading a group project:
1. Establish group norms
At the end of the day, group work is something that you can't avoid. It's very important to learn how to lead a group and also be part of a group. You will eventually be called to lead, start thinking about how you want to lead and how you don't.