“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfulcitizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead An American Cultural Anthropologist’
Toidentify and analyze the stages of group development and its impact on group performance. Toacquire the skills necessary to intervene and improve individual and group performance in an organizational structure. Tobuild more successful organizations by applying techniques that provide positive impact on goal achievement.
Groups are two or moreindividuals who interact with one another, share similar characteristics and collectively have a sense of unity, mutual influence, a common feeling of camaraderie, and who worktogether to achieve a common set of goals~
Task group- a facilitation group that includes task forces,committees, planning groups, etc. They serve the followingpurposes meeting clients, organization and communityneeds. Conquering the task at hand. EJC is a Multi-functional Task Group.Psycho educational- works with well functioningindividuals who may have an information deficit andfocuses on developing members cognitive, affective, andbehavioral skills through a structured set of procedures. Thegoal of this group is to prevent an array of educationaldeficits and psychological problems while integratingfactual information. Module 10
Counseling- specialize in participants resolving problems of living. The difference of this group and psycho-ed group is that it deals with the conscious problems and is not aimed at major personality changesPsychotherapy-these specialist help participants toremediate psychological problems such asdepression, sexual differences, eating disorders, ect.
Groups are structured by policies, standards, principles, organizational and business models, legislation and social norms (acceptable behaviors) types of EJC norms are: positive environmental ambivalence and personal conduct, supportiveness, productive work performance and attendance, assistance, respect, dedication and loyalty, appropriate dress code, empowerment and self- management, representativeness and diversity. A groups structure provides direction, clarity, purpose and predictability to the groups functioning.
• Take place in the groups development and are: all the elements and its dynamics, basic to the unfolding and creation of the group from the time it begins to its termination.• There are also a set of “Stages” that all groups experience, through the groups (members) the groups development, progress and success/failure.• Learning the stages of development assist all members and is vital to the groups successful functioning.
Pre-group, Initial Stage, Transitional Stage, Working Stage and Final StageThe Pre-group Stage- takes place before the group is created or when new members first join. Many questions regarding the groups purpose, goals and expectations are unclear; questions, insecurities and the directions of the group must be explained. Module 10
Affected by the ability of the group to:Work as a unit, share tasks, recognize member contributions; -VS- Conflict, role ambiguity, lack of motivation; -Attracts- High performers, opportunists, achievers; -Affected by-Group size, cliques, acts of protest, self-interest behaviour Module 10
Are a result of: high skills, high motivation; have a clear picture of group goals; high performance; success attracts others; opportunity for individual recognition; recognition of professionalism. Module 10