Who invented group projects? This is a serious question. I thought my group project days ended in college, but nah. My circles consists of artists, entrepreneurs and influencers. Translation: there’s always an idea for a collaboration being thrown my way.
While I appreciate my peers thinking of me when they have great ideas, the thought of working with multiple people makes me anxious. Group project deadlines, communication, and juggling multiple opinions and personalities can be A LOT on the soul.
5 Reasons Why Group Projects Are The Worst
Patience is a virtue I’m still mastering.
To set the record straight, I’m a team player. You know what makes me a good team player? Knowing my strengths and weaknesses. Patience happens to be a strength and weakness of mine. Sometimes I have it, sometimes I don’t.
Micromanaging is annoying.
A good leader is always appreciated–a bossy manager is not. Neither is feeling the need of having to be a micromanager.
I don’t babysit anyone over the age of 13. I barely want to babysit my nephews, let alone an adult fully capable of doing the work that needs to be done.
Which bring me to the next reason….
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
An assumed perk of group projects is being able to save time by sharing the workload. It only takes one lazy group member to ruin that for everyone.
I just literally can not. I’m unable to can.
Those are the words I can use to genuinely describe the frustration of having your success being in the hands of someone else.
Do you despise group projects? What’s the worst experience you’ve had?