Individuals and Ideas Generated

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QUESTION: No. 9 - IF YOU NEED TO GENERATE A LOT OF IDEAS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WOULD YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF INDIVIDUALS GENERATE IDEAS ON THEIR OWN, OR WOULD YOU BAND THEM TOGETHER IN GROUPS? EXPLAIN.

In order to appropriately respond to this question, we would firstly need to have an unambiguous understanding of exactly what needs to be responded to. It is clear the main issue is ‘Groups’ and as such, we will define and explain what groups are, identify some types of groups and of course, analyse the benefits and disadvantages of working in a group or by oneself.
Simply put, a group can be defined as two or more individuals interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives. A more complex
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This stage is necessary for growth of the team. Tolerance of each member and their differences will be emphasized and can either move the group into success or failure. It is good to note that some groups may never move out of this stage.
Interestingly, once the Storming phase has been complete, the group will now move into the third stage, referred to as ‘Norming’. It is at this point where the group manages to have one common goal and come to an agreement for the group. Some may have to give up their own ideas and agree with the others for the interest of the entire group. All the team members take up their various roles and begin to work towards the group’s goals. Once this point is reached, the group has now managed to attain the fourth stage, ‘Performing’. Members are able to function as a unit as they find ways to get the job done smoothly and effectively without inappropriate conflict or the need for external supervision. Once these stages are experienced, and the goal has been accomplished, in the case for temporary groups, the final stage will be the next step, ‘Adjourning’. As the mission has been a success, the group will begin to disband and members will proceed to go their separate ways.
Now that we’ve explained the stages of a group, and as mentioned before, it has been found that people work better in groups, especially when a lot of ideas need to be generated within a
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