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WORKING IN GROUPS
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GINETTE FARCELL TEACHING and LEARNING ADVISOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES CONTACT ROOM GO8 ASB [email protected] 93857577 [email protected] Contact details
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Learning Advisor: Ginette Farcell
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AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING IN GROUPS Forming a group Group development The importance of a group leader and Group Behaviour Characteristics of a successful group Why things go wrong and what to do about it Handouts 1. Group members contact sheet 2. Our Group’s Charter 3. Behaviour Type Quiz 4. Team Meeting Record
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What is a group? A group: comprises a number of individuals with different characteristics and different roles who agree to work collaboratively to meet a particular goal
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Group Skills The group process is a series of changes which occur as a group of individuals form into a cohesive and effective operating unit. If the process is understood, it can be accelerated. There are two main sets of skills which a group must acquire: Managerial Skills Interpersonal Skills
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FORMING THE GROUP The Task the issues involved in getting the job done. Groups usually concentrate all their energy on achieving the The process This is the mechanisms by which the group acts as a unit The group process is a series of changes which occur as a group of individuals form into a cohesive and effective operating unit. If the process is understood, it can be accelerated. Considerably more effort on this focus is needed in most groups
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Group Skills: project management Clarification In any project management, the clarity of the specification is of paramount importance in group work it is exponentially so. Suppose that there is a 0.8 chance of an individual understanding the task correctly If there are 8 members then the chance of the group all working towards that same task is 0.17 . And the same reasoning holds for every decision and action taken in the life of the group.
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Group Development It is common to view the development of a group as having four stages: Forming Storming Norming Performing Forming the stage when the group fIrst comes together. - polite and very dull. - conflict is seldom voiced - conflict is usually personal - group members will be guarded in their opinions and generally reserved and shy - - the group , at this stage, tends to defer to those who emerge as leaders
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Group Development Storming is the next stage, when all Hell breaks loose and the leaders are lynched. Storming is characterised by:- - factions forming - leadership is challenged - personalities clash - open fighting or silent seething - little useful communication
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Group Development Norming Norming is characterised by :- - group members see the merits of working together - a sense of co- operation takes over - each member begins to feel secure in expressing their own views
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course ECON 1101 taught by Professor Julia during the Three '08 term at University of New South Wales.

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