The team has some concrete options for dealing with team members who have low commitment levels:

1. Team members with low commitment can be assigned fewer or less critical tasks on the project so that if they do not follow through, other team members can pick up the slack.

2. The team can consider formalizing an arrangement in which one team member negotiates to do less work in exchange for a lower grade. For instance, the team charter might state that John Doe will contribute approximately 25 percent less work than other team members and consequently will receive a one-letter grade reduction on the project. (Check with your instructor to see if this is an option.)