The Effect of a Method to Enhance Self-Acceptance and Acceptance of Others through Collaborative Team’s Role Recognition

  • Mayu Akaki Keio University
  • Nobuyuki Kobayashi Keio University
  • Seiko Shirasaka Keio University
  • Makoto Ioki Keio University
Keywords: acceptance of others, role recognition, self-acceptance, team collaboration


It is necessary to enhance team performance by unleashing each member's abilities in order to achieve the goal in business collaboration situations. However, it is a problem when each member does not recognize its strengths to demonstrate and the team performance is not enhanced. The purpose of this study is to enhance team performance by making each member able to recognize and unleash its abilities. We propose a method that aims to make individuals understand their situations through an advice sheet from the third person outside the team. In particular, the advice writer gives a description of advice to the team and individuals, based on the pre-survey that individuals answered their role recognition of themselves and team members. The method is evaluated by the change in self-acceptance and acceptance of others. The result indicates that the proposed method improves the acceptance level of examinees with low self-acceptance and acceptance of others at the pre-survey, who are the target of this study. The analysis of the free descriptions identifies that acceptance of others follows after self-acceptance. We also indicate the effects of the advice sheet to change self-acceptance and acceptance of others through the analysis of the interviews with the five examinees.


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