1 helping students perform innovative activities,
2 stimulating social behavior among students, and
3 offering educators clear, objective information about students' performance.
• Teams might divide up work unequally. For example, a "free driver" might leave it to the others to complete the task, whereas a "sucker"—a more active or able member of a team—might discover that the other team members are leaving all the work up to him or her.
• In a "status sensitivity" situation, more able and/or active members have a disproportionate impact on the team's activities and products.
• When the team "gangs up on the task," they collaborate with each other to complete the whole task as easily and quickly as possible, regardless of quality.