2017年2月18日托福独立写作范文：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sometimes we are assigned to work in a group on a project. The group will be helped more by a person who will be willing to do what other group members want than by person who often strongly insists that things should be done in a way that is different from what the group wants to do.(17.02.18)
a.减少时间，不需要自己想： 自己思考，劝说他人同意和insist things 的时间会被节省，从而提高效率
As the core power of a group, the group members are obliged to spare no efforts to push forward the project in progress. However, the members of a group encompass people of different characteristics, divergent way of thinking and working styles, as a result of which, someone may unconditionally follow the group's orders, while someone maybe always critical about them. As far as I am concerned, the former is more favorable when considering benefiting the whole group.
Primarily and undeniably, a higher working efficiency could be achieved if the group members could comply with the whole group’s rules and targets. During the process of accomplishing a project, team cooperation is of great significance, which could be realized by the wholehearted dedication of all members with their divergence being eliminated. Evidently, team cooperation is in direct proportion to the working efficiency of the group. By contrast, if a group member, when assigned tasks, always goes against the whole group’s progressing direction and working targets, a bunch of time will be wasted. What’s worse, direct conflict may arise, which brings forth great obstacles standing in the way before the project is started. It is due to such a disagreement within the group that exerts side effects on the working efficiency.
Apart from working efficiency, another important benefit of choosing a compliant group member is all team members will work with greater impetus. Compared with harmony, disagreement never fail to fuel bias and possibly discrimination, hence creating a negative state of mind. Under such circumstance, almost everyone loses the impetus and motivation to struggle in the group, no matter how ambitious and aggressive they are before. Just imagine, an English association is going to conduct an English speaking contest. Every member of the group is allocated with certain assignment like purchasing required necessities, site layout, selecting the contestants and so on, with the purpose of guaranteeing the smooth progression of the contest. If someone of them refuses to accept the assignment by arguing that things should be arranged in another way, it may turn out to be great hazard to the morale of the group especially when others are in agreement with the plans. Needless to say, morale is to a group what soul is to humankind.
I tend to concede that some novel ideas and inspirations may turn out to be new blood for the whole group, but that should not be an excuse for not obeying what the majority of the members insist. Just as an old saying goes: the minority is subject to the majority. Those bearing different considerations should put the collective in the first place.
From what has been discussed above, it is safe to draw the conclusion that a member willing to do what other group members want is more favorable for a group, not only for a higher working efficiency but also for a greater impetus.
No one is an isolated island. It is a consensus that the prosperity of modern society depends on cooperation. Different people take out different duties in a group: someone is the leader and someone is the follower. Everyone’s attitude towards teamwork can be widely divergent: someone tends to concern himself with others’ideas whereas someone else insists on their own opinions. It’s not peculiar that most mortals wish to hold their side. The booster claims that minority always keep the truth and they are so unique that their opinions should be accepted. As far as I’m concerned, one should take others’ ideas into consideration in teamwork. I’m going to elaborate my insights as follows.
Following other group members’ agreed opionions can improve the efficiency of teamwork. The cause and effect is plain to see. With fewer decisions to make, arguments can be avoided and accomplishment is touchable. Once I participated in a competition with my team, we were confronted with the same problem. One of our group members insists on her ideas and was unwilling to step back any more. She refused to do any work unless we compromised. To add insult to injury, the rest of group hated to give in. Ultimately, we even hadn’t completed our work. If one of us were willing to do what others want, we would not have been stuck in such situation. Following others' requirement can help reduce conflicts as a result of high efficiency.
Moreover, doing what others want stimulates the harmony of cooperation. The core of teamwork is the harmonious interpersonal relationship. There is no doubt that the action of doing what other group members want would make the team stronger. Taking Google for instance, the “hierarchy” prompts Google’s success. When it comes to Google, everyone in the team can give their ideas as reference but it is the leader that makes decisions. All participants accept it and fulfill their own responsibility. Thus there is no aggressive actions or words, and everyone gets along well with others. How charming is it? Once one just does what others need, all of us can have a harmonious atmosphere.
There is no denying that one insists on his/her ideas may help to overcome group’s drawbacks. But nine times out of ten, those who hold on to their views strongly can do nothing but to delay whole progress.
All in all, guys who comply with others’ opinions do more help for groups，not only because of its assistance towards efficiency but also harmonious atmosphere.