Two dysfunctional contribution behaviors in virtual project teams are non-contribution (e.g., social loafing, free riding, and shirking) and over-contribution (e.g., being a lone wolf or a “diligent isolate”). To prevent these behaviors or mitigate them when they occur, some coping actions (e.g., increasing contribution visibility) can be undertaken. In this research-in-progress, we report on the findings of a pilot study run to increase our understanding of the dynamic nature of such dysfunctional contribution behaviors and coping actions. We also briefly explain our plans for the main study.