Group Dynamics

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The course materials provided focus on the stages of group development and the differences between groups and teams.

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The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

Group dynamics – Start by presenting a definition of group dynamics. And, then explore the different types of groups that can exist.

Performance factors – Next, examine group performance factors such as norms, size, composition. And, focus on investigation, socialization, maintenance, resocialization and remembrance. Particular emphasis is given to the Phases Of Socialization.

Group cohesiveness – Explore the factors and consequences of group cohesiveness.

Communication – Next, focus on the different types of communication that can exist within groups.

Stages of team development – Outline the five stages of team development – forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning.

Management team roles – Explore Belbin’s management team roles.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this training course your participants will be able to:

– Understand the role of groups

– Identify the phases of group socialization

– Understand group cohesiveness

– Detail the stages of group development

– Understand the various types of communication

– Understand the difference between groups and teams

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own group dynamics training courses:

  • 37 page participant manual
  • 61 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

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  • Training icebreakers
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  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
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  • How to improve your listening skills
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  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from group dynamics training courses

What is a group?

If you take only one thing away from understanding group dynamics, it is that there is no one simple definition of what is a group. Here are a collection of some interesting definitions:

  1. A collection of individuals who are interacting with one another
  2. A social unit consisting of two or more persons who perceive themselves as belonging to a group
  3. A collection of individuals who are interdependent
  4. A collection of individuals who join together to achieve a goal
  5. A collection of individuals who are trying to satisfy some need through their joint association
  6. A collection of individuals whose interactions are structured by a set of roles or norms
  7. A collection of individuals who influence each other

What types of groups dynamics exist within organizations?

Remember always that there can be many types of groups wthin organizations. And, sometimes there can even be groups within groups. Here are some of the different types of groups that can exist:

  1. Task groups
  2. Interest groups
  3. Reference groups
  4. Command groups
  5. Friendship groups
  6. Functional groups

What are the five phases of group socialization?

Maximizing the phases of group socialization can leave a lasting impact. Here are the 5 main stages:

  1. Investigation
  2. Socialization
  3. Maintenance
  4. Resocialization
  5. Remembrance

What are the main characteristics of effective teams?

If you’re looking to develop effective teams, it’s increasingly important to understand the main characteristics of these teams Here are the main characteristics of effective teams:

  • Membership
  • Performance goals
  • Collaboration
  • Shared values
  • Identification
  • Interaction
  • Interdependency

What are the four main stages of group development?

Once you have a clear picture of the type of team you want to create in your mind, you need to understand the five main stages of team development. These are:

  1. Forming
  2. Storming
  3. Norming
  4. Performing
  5. Adjourning

What are the 4 dimensions of relational work?

The four dimensions of relational work are:

  1. Influence
  2. Interpersonal facilitation
  3. Relational creativity
  4. Team leadership

What can cause poor group dynamics?

Here are the most crucial points to keep in mind when working with groups:

  • Poor leadership
  • Poor communication
  • Groupthink
  • Fear of appraisal
  • Group members indifference to leadership
  • Blocking

Can I edit these materials?

Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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