Lesson25StagesOfGroupDevelopment

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Lesson:-25 STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT Formation of Groups Two models of group development have been offered by the researchers in the field of social sciences to explain how groups are formed. These are: a) Five-Stage Model and b) Punctuated Equilibrium Model. According to the Five-Stage Model of group development, groups go through five distinct stages during the process of its development. These are as follows: Five-Stage Model ± Forming is the initial stage of group development when the group members first come in contact with others and get acquainted with each other. This stage is characterized predominantly by a feeling of uncertainty among the group members as they now try to establish ground rules and pattern of relationship among themselves. ± Storming is the next stage that is characterized by a high degree of conflict among the members. Members often show hostility towards each other and resist the leader’s control. If these conflicts are not adequately resolved, the group may even be disbanded. But, usually the group eventually comes in terms with each other and accepts the leadership role at the end of this stage. ± Norming is the third stage of the group development process during which the group members become closer to each other and the group starts functioning as a cohesive unit. The group members now identify themselves with the group and share responsibility for achieving the desired level of performance of the group. Norming stage is complete when the group members can set a common target and agree on the way of achieving this.
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course BUSINESS Organizati taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..

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Lesson25StagesOfGroupDevelopment - Lesson:-25 STAGES OF...

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