Group and team development Part 1- Group development All the parties involved; The Woodson

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Group and team development
Part 1- Group development
All the parties involved; The Woodson foundation, the school district and the NCPIE all ultimately have the same goal, which is to have a successful school system in the D.C. area. To start off, I would first define a group to have a better understanding of what these three parties want to build to know where they stand in the development stage. The text defines a group as “two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives.” (Robbins 272), and to be more specific this group would be a formal group as they are brought together for a task/ project. There are five stages of group development which are; forming, storming,
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The secondary problem that the foundation faces is the conflict on the way the members think it should be done. The school district members want the control to be in their hands because they know their students well and understand what would and wouldn’t work for them while the parents what to also have control because they too believe they know what is best for their children. When it was concluded that the development team was going to have representatives from all parties be part of the group, the Woodson Foundation should have made it a point to understand the existing conflicts between them as school districts and PTAs always have conflicts on how things should be done, that would help eliminate the secondary problem by reducing the role of one of its members. For the primary problem, the foundation needs to speak to the parties involved and explain to them the importance of what it does and explain why what they are doing and how they do it is the best option. They need to also speak to the school district to help understand where their priorities stand and how willing they are to break from some of their existing cultures and then develop a plan from there. The resolution to any

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