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This module/week, you will read and hear about stages of group development and factors that contribute to group cohesion. Based on your readings and experience, discuss the aspects of the beginning and transition (storming/norming) stages of a group that are most critical for the leader to attend to in order for the group to reach the working stage. A group’s social cohesion is determined by how much the members like each other and the group itself (Forsyth, 2019). The five-stage model of group development which consists of orientation (forming), conflict (storming), structure (norming), performance (performing) and dissolution (adjourning) stages. Orientation (Forming) group development characteristics consist of tentative, polite; concern for ambiguity, group’s goals; leader is active; members are compliant (Forsyth, 2019). Conflict (Storming) group development characteristics consist of Criticism of ideas; poor attendance; hostility; polarization and coalition formation (Forsyth, 2019).
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  • Summer '18
  • Sociology, Discussion Boards, Group development, Forsyth

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