Group Dynamics and Team Development

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I. Team Building (Formation of a Group)

A. Leader-informal (leads discussion)

C. Manager- Who the supervisor reports to

B. How can a supervisor bring about change in a group?

When people work in groups, there are two separate issues involved. The first is the task and the problems involved in getting the job done. Frequently this is the only issue that the group considers. The second is the process of how the group works together. The group needs to act as one unit to accomplish its task or tasks. However, without due attention to this process, the value of the group can be diminished or even destroyed. In this paper, our goal is to enhance the reader's knowledge on the formation of a group, its cohesion, how leadership influences a group, group norms and how changing group norms affects the group itself. In order to complete a task you need to gather people and form a group.

In a nation that believes individualism means strength, it is ironic that just about everything accomplished requires teamwork. It takes a team of people to run corporations, businesses, institutions, and to maintain households. Group work could be considered the quintessential element of livelihood. How is a group established? It is not something that happens overnight. Because it involves human beings, forming a group and anticipating them to integrate and function dynamically should not be expected to easily occur. Every member in the group may need things to convince them the group they are becoming a part of is worth their time and energy. Three specific points are essential to influence potential members. The sense of belonging, self4dentity in the group along with self-esteem, and a way out of those stress induced moments when/and if they arise.

What is a group? A group could be defined as people who work together on a common project in an effort to accomplish that task/project. In an article titled, Groups that Work, by

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