Running Head: COMPARING AN IMMATURE GROUP TO A MATURE ONE 1Comparing an Immature Group to a Mature OneNameInstitutionDate
COMPARING AN IMMATURE GROUP TO A MATURE ONE2Group members' capacity to shape the group behavior can significantly influence mutual outcomes; nevertheless, the skills aligned with correctly identifying in situ activities and reactingto them effectively on a proper-time basis are usually not stressed in group dynamics training. In this paper, a methodological approach using film extracts is used to compare two groups. Excerpts from the movies; Apollo 13 and 12 Angry Men are used to demonstrate group behaviors that can affect group efficiency in various contexts.The movies Apollo 13 and 12 Angry Men based on two groups demonstrating the complexities of a working team. Such films are useful to use as a guide for the learning group forming process, explaining it, and learning from its activity, thereby learning the group process and personal learning. Groups need to be created; it has to start somewhere at some stage. It doesnot matter if a group was existing already like the ones in Apollo 13 or a newly created group like that of the men in 12 Angry Men. Adjustments may occur, like how colleagues in Apollo 13 were removed. According to Tuckman (1965), the behavior will trigger the steps of group formation that performing, storming, and norming, and forming. Tuckman introduced a fifth stage, which is adjourning at a later date. It is not a must that every group passes each point in the outline. A community may encounter different phases more than once at some point, or even several times at one point (Tuckman, & Jensen, 2010). The two films presented each stage of growth differently, and both groups of people demonstrated well the phases.