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ch 2 outline - Small Group COMS 217 Chapter 2 Outline Group...

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Small Group COMS 217 Chapter 2 Outline Group Development I. Group development stages a. Tuckman’s group development stages: a model of group development that identifies five stages in the life cycle of groups – forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning i. Forming Stage: members carefully explore both their personal goals and the groups goals, get their questions clarified 1. Primary tension: social unease and stiffness that accompanies the getting acquainted stage in a new group (when people tend to be too nice in the beginning, awkward silences, small talk etc.) ii. Storming Stage: groups confront the conflict vs. cohesion dialectic and the leadership vs. followership dialectic (determine group roles) 1. Secondary tension: emerges when group members have gained enough confidence to become assertive and even aggressive as they pursue positions of power and influence (when they compete for acceptance and achievement) iii. Norming Stage: members resolve tensions and learn to work as a
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course COMS 217 taught by Professor Zeuschner during the Spring '10 term at Cal Poly.

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