Group Norm Development and Leasership

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Group Formation and Structure
Group Development
Norm Development
Group communication networks
Leadership
Personality qualities relevant to leadership
Task vs. Relationship Leadership
Leadership Styles

The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate the members of group 1 (The Fantastics) in terms of behavior by looking at personal experience and connecting them to academic research and theory. The Fantastics consist of five members: team member A, 24-year-old female student in human resources Studies, team member B, 24-year-old male in psychology studies, team member C, 21-year-old female in psychology studies, team member D, 25-year-old female in psychology studies and team member E, 21-year-old female in psychology
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Conflict arose but it was dealt with through constructive discussion.
In a quite similar study, Bushe & Coetzer (2007) examined 208 undergraduate students, enrolled in an introductory organizational behaviour course, by testing their performance of task groups and furthering the studies of group development. The students were divided into 52 teams; each team was assigned smaller tasks due each week as well as a complex case that was due at the end of the course; questionnaires were also used during the semester to evaluate the group’s developmental progress (Bushe & Coetzer 2007). By grading the results of the case and using statistics on the results of the questionnaires, Bushe & Coetzer (2007) discovered that: as long as membership within a group is unclear there will be no team effectiveness and group development will lag. However, when membership is clear and groups become aware of their competencies, there will be a sense of “congruence” and the team members will work together to achieve the goals of the team more effectively (Bushe & Coetzer, 2007).

This study is relevant to the group because with the departure of member E there was great sense of membership. Members were relaxed and wanted to be a part of the group. After a while, membership was established and team member A became the leader, the group was ready to move on to the next phases of development. Each
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