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Leadership Organization and BehaviorWilhemenia M MaxeyCase Study: Building a CoalitionJanuary 26, 2015Professor Frank ReadusKeller School of ManagementCase Study: Building a CoalitionI Group development
In my opinion, the Woodson Foundation, the schools and the National Coalition forParental Involvement in Education (NCPIE) have not formed groups yet. In the first stage ofgroup development, the forming stage, the members are still unsure of the structure, leadershipand purpose of the group. According to the case study, the groups still have not been formedalthough there are possible candidates selected to contribute to each group. By understanding thestages of group development; the Woodson Foundation could form a cohesive coalition.Forming Stage– In this stage, the members of the group are still unsure of what is to come.Each member is getting to know the purpose of the group and each member within the groupalong with the behaviors that are acceptable. By having hand-picked groups already formed atthe very beginning, the Woodson Foundation can build a strong foundation for success. StormingandNorming Stages– Within these stages begins the conflicts, creates leadership and ends withstrong ideas about how members of the group need to work together. By understanding thesestages, the Woodson Foundation would be on their way to creating great ideas to help theWashington, D.C. school system.Performing and Adjourning Stages– The performing stage