Group Dynamics And Work Teams

1394 WordsDec 4, 20166 Pages
Chapter 10 – Group Dynamics and Work Teams After analyzing Chapter 10, Group Dynamics and Work Teams, the new concept that was taken from it was the model of Group Development. As a professional engineer, I have been a part of multiple teams that were given the task of creative projects. As every project experiences their different problems, ours did the same. The teams were successful in the end, but of course, the journey to those successes were extremely difficult. Through the tough patches of the projects, the model of group development would have helped the team to effortlessly flow in regards to actually building relationships and achieving team goals. Coming from my viewpoint, I assumed the teams naturally followed the process to some extent, but after being introduced to the Group Development Model, I realized that we were not follow any type of process at all. Most times, problems occur, and we are faced with the challenge of trying to figure it out along the way as we go. Managers should be equipped with the knowledge in order to have the ability in understanding how groups develop and manage the group interaction, and task process at each stage (Osland, 2007, P. 256). In order for our teams to be effective moving forward, I believe it would be beneficial for us to operate accordingly based off of the model. The model of group development breaks down the process into five different stages, which are known as: forming, storming, norming, performing, and
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