I am a leader of my undergraduate thesis team and we have 3 members. My team performance is lower than every others team in my class (i.e, they will need more time to complete a task than anyone).
Because of that reason, when working with them, I don't rush them or set too many deadlines, instead, I just usually ask about their progress and help them solve their problems.
But the deadline is coming, and I ask a member that "Can you give a day that you think this task will be completed?". He said that "why you keep rushing me, how about your work, have you done it?" and after I told him my progress (does not finish), he said, "Instead of rushing me, why don't you finish your works?".
And after this, it is a conversation of him question what I have done so far.
The problem is I do not rush him, I just want to know the time he estimates it.
About this member, he often gets angry if the task is hard and has to do it by himself. He usually judges others' works and when they ask how to do it, he just says google it by yourself, this is your task.
How can I handle this situation? How can I help him stay calm and listen to everyone when working as a team?
To answer @Lewian's question:
- This project is our final thesis for the undergraduate.
- We formed the team by our choice. So after we formed our team, they chose me to become a team leader for this project because I have more experience in research and works.
- "How these "teams" are organized?" - I don't really understand this question but each team will do a different thesis topic, each team will have 2 - 3 members and work with a supervisor from the faculty.
- "How can you know that "my team performance is lower than every other team"?" - Because our class size is small, we usually learn together in almost every course. I worked with them on some course projects so I know how they work and can compare their performance with others students in our class.
- "To what extent is your course result dependent on how your team members work?" - The course result will be graded by our faculty committee, they will judge on our overall results and each member's works.
- "On previous tasks (if they exist), to what extent was your performance affected by the teammate this question is about, or actually your own work?"
- So his task is like DevOps (he will install all the libraries, packages, etc), we need him to make everything available so we can work on the algorithm. He did this before on our computer so now, he does it again on our university server (because we need a more powerful machine).
- I said the deadline is coming means the research paper submission. We need to run many experiments on our university server to have some results for the paper. So if he doesn't finish the installation, we cannot run anything and we may not submit our paper on time.