• Always analyse the task at hand by deciding exactly, in a step-by-step way, what needs to be done.
  • Assign people to different parts of the task and also assign time frames so that by the next meeting, people can bring back and report on what they have done.
  • Use a planner to outline what each person will do towards completing the task - each week or each day, leading up to task completion.

Example

Week Member 1 Member 2 Member 3 All
 1 Find 2 research articles about theories Find 2 research articles about theories Find 2 research articles about theories Meet on Friday at 12:00 at Merlo's
 2 Read each other's findings Read each other's findings Read each other's findings Meet on Friday at 4:00 to concept map the assignment
 3 Write part 1 of body Write part 2 of body Write part 3 of body Meet on Friday at 12:00 and read each other's work - offer constructive feedback
 4 Rewrite my section Rewrite my section Rewrite my section Meet on Friday at 12:00 and write the introduction adn conclusion jointly. Hand in by 5:00 pm

Also look at the information on time management and think about how this applies to group work.