Know each other
To create a good group, the members must know each others’ names. It is always better to get an idea about the background and experience of each member.
Knowing each others’ likes and dislikes allows the members to avoid any misunderstanding. A member may find your joke a bit disrespectful regardless of your intentions.
Organize the work
Allocating responsibilities avoids many misunderstandings. Break up the big job into small tasks, and clarify what everyone needs to do. It is always better to go to every member one by one, and ask which part of the assignment he or she is comfortable with. Putting the entire burden on one fellow eventually make things tricky.
Always encourage all the members to come up with new ideas. You may have a habit of making fun of others, so this behaviour has to be stopped. Due to such actions of one member, others may hesitate to share the ideas.
It is entirely the leader’s responsibility to organise the whole work. He must encourage all the members to contribute, and give their one hundred percent. Maintaining a positive atmosphere is another important thing.
Beginning and ending on time is also the leader’s responsibility. A leader must take care of the resources and the requirements of the group. Make sure you don’t try to become a leader, if others have any reservations over your role. Group is more important than an individual.
Supporting, mediating and reconciling are extremely crucial. It is also important to keep the humour alive to kill the boredom in the group.