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Week 4 Group Dynamics
Transcript of Week 4 Group Dynamics
Refers to the ability of the team to get done what needs to be done and to share the appropriate kinds of information with one another in the pursuit of that common goal.
Two Categories of Effective Group Participation
We all know about the anxiety and frustration that surrounds the phrase "group work". Whether it's for a school project, or collaborating at work, it seems that no one ever likes to work in groups. So why does "group work" have such a bad rap?
Reflect on your experience with working in groups. Did the groups tend to work well together or not so well? Did the group accomplish its goal/s? Why do you think this is?
What is an Effective Group?
An effective group includes members who:
work harmoniously and successfully toward accomplishing a common goal
feel valued and respected
are both influenced by and influence others in a positive manner
negotiate balance between goal-orientation and conflict management
accomplish agreed-upon tasks
do not alienate individuals or allow other individuals to dominate
Refers to the kind of skills needed to maintain emotional equilibrium and ensure that all participants feel safe, heard, and able to make a contribution.
Positive Task Behaviors
to tension release
a fun atmosphere
What has been your experience with communication within group dynamics?
Have you experienced frustration in groups? Where did this stem from?
Frustration often stems from a lack of communication
Discuss a group in the past that has worked well. What made the group successful? Can these elements be applied to every group in order to promote effective group dynamics?