Every group, small or larger, exhibit various different dynamics of how people relate to and interact with each other. These interactions vary depending on the nature/goal of the group, the culture each individual was raised in and the personal affects each individual contributes to the group as a whole. For this class everyone was split into groups by the order of our last names on the classlist where the goal of each group is to conduct a presentation on a psychological/sociological phenomena that occurs in society. The group I was a part of consisted of four members, three male and one female, where we decided to do our presentation on the relationship between depression and the use of social media. Throughout the meetings I saw various different psychological phenomena occur such as social facilitation, helping behavior, minority influence, proximity, stereotyping and fundamental attribution error.
They avoid conflict and feelings, so that people focus on other things. However, people are gathering information and opinions about everything, so not much work gets done. The second stage is called storming. In this stage people start to confront each other. Some people will be happy about this, where as other people would prefer to still be in the forming stage. People will look for clearness in the structure and rules to make sure that the conflict doesn't get any worse. The next stage is called norming. In this stage the group now have an understanding of each other after the conflict. So they now support and listen to each other and they are prepared to change their opinions that they made in the forming stage. They group worked hard to get to this stage as they may have not wanted things to change. The final stage is called performing. In this stage they all know each other well, so they can communicate effectively, to ensure that they get everything
However, if we spent a few moments to get to know each other a bit better, we might find that bonding a positive component in working together in this group and completing assignments. Individuals in group G have expressed their concern with another class group they have and how the communication is not flowing as it does in this group. They are frustrated and overwhelmed with the issues that are problematic in the other groups. There has been descriptions of social loafing and levels of conflict in discussing some of the issues the individual group members have expressed. One of the main complaints is based on how they communicate which is a slow process if only done via email, which one of the group mates has express of how they
Group member cohesiveness was absent from the group meeting for several reasons, but the primary reasons were due to the fact that the group members did not have a common description of value or structure to the discussion. Each member viewed their own area of involvement within the organization as being more valuable than any other area, and it was this exclusion of other valuable traits that lead the group to begin to clash in such a
The forming stage of a group or team will experience primary tension and social unease that comes with being in a new group. People often being cautious of what they say and doing, making sure to be polite. Storming will have secondary tensions often emerge as member's purse positions of power and influence. They will openly disagree and not be as cautious as before to speak their minds. Norming will resolve status conflicts and establish norms working together as a committed group with one goal in mind. Building trust with one another and developing methods for achieving the common goal. Communication will be more open towards one other. Performing has
Storming is stage with conflict, members struggling for own role and authority in the group to generate feeling of belongingness. At the same time, members are supposed to share their thoughts with
During the initial stages our classes’ group process meeting, group member interactions brought to the surface this notion of responsibility. For the purposes of confidentiality, I will refer to the individuals as member X and member Y. Member X was asked by the group leader to elaborate on a feeling by using one word. Although done in a caring way, member X was not able to completely grasp the request without storytelling. For the purposes of achieving more congruency in expression, the group leader used caring confrontation. Subsequently, this skillful application of confrontation, while keeping the focus on the present, allowed member X to go deeper in self-expression. In addition, member Xs’ willingness to trust (1) the leader, (2) the process, and (3) self, also assisted in the outcomes possibility.
Quiet storming. Because of the topic of the group, I expect members to be able to relate to each other’s experiences quite easily. However, in this stage, I am expecting there to be periods of quiet storming—where members will avoid engaging in the conversation. There might be a conflict within them between how much they wish to share. When I see members exhibiting this type of behavior in the group, I will mention that they have been quiet for a while and ask them if they wish to share.
Different animals have different grouping names and to most people it seems like just a random selection of how the group name was formed. When ravens group together it is called an unkindness, when lion get together it is called a pride and when tigers get together it is called an ambush. Lions and Tigers seem very similar but have different group names. One is “pride” which means “high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority” and ambush means “an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise.” Despite these two groups of animals being very similar, they have different animal grouping names with very different meanings/connotations. There are many different animal grouping names and this paper will examine the origin of animal grouping names, details of different groupings and an analysis on these grouping names.
Interpersonal learning in a group setting occurs by way of learning about self. In order for the group to work effectively, group members must feel safe and must have the ability to be honest with themselves as well as their group members. This allows the group members to view you as authentic and human. While in group, one must be aware of the impact you have on group members and being willing to self-reflect in efforts to progress. While in the group setting, several concepts are taught in hopes that members will utilize them inside, as well as outside of the group in their everyday life to create a positive lifestyle. This is referred to as social microcosm. Social microcosm is highly important as it “is a keystone of the entire approach
Tuckman proposes that groups develop via five stages; forming, storming, norming, performing and finally adjourning (Archee, Gurney, & Mohan, 2013a). The first stage, known as forming, involves clarifying the task and purpose of the group, and identifying boundaries of both the task and interpersonal behaviour (Archee et al., 2013a). For the presentation task we were randomly allocated into groups. This worried me greatly as I have struggled in the past with group members who do not contribute equally or see the task as important as other group members. To avoid this problem, the group collectively determined and agreed upon a number of ground rules. For example, we decided that all group members were expected to contribute equally to the presentation, all group members were expected to attend and contribute at all group meetings, and all group members would adhere to agreed upon deadlines. Having failed to do this in previous group assignments, this clarification stage
Human views of difference as solely a separating factor in our humanity simplifies our understanding of each other as complex beings with complex identities. Focusing on human differences rather than similarities has lead to the simplification of a human identity to a single, superficial trait, dividing humanity rather than unifying it. Claudia Rankine identifies and exemplifies this problem in Citizen, emphasizing the small incidents that show the harmful effects of this simplification. James Baldwin also defines the problems of this simplistic way of thinking and expands on Rankine’s claims to include a possible solution to this problem. People should not see others as simply black, simply women, simply gay. It is when people being to
The communication in the group appears to be inconsistent and does appear to harmful to some of the members. Certain members of the group are communicating verbally, others are communicating nonverbally and their behaviors are sending out intended and possibly unintended messages that is impacting the rest of the group in a negative way. Therefore, members may not feel comfortable talking about feelings, problems, or other issues within the group. In this case study Luisa, appears to be a main factor of why people are shutting down. As there is interference with groups communication based on anger, fear, and uncertainly. She appears to be provoking a response for attention or disapproval to perhaps gain or maintain power within group.