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The 5 stages of group development are: Forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. (GMU, n.d.) Stage 4 is the only stage where the ***** is actually productive.

Stage 1: In th***** stage, ***** group leader is sought after for guidance. The group is more or less feeling out the situation a***** looking ***** safety. ***** group ***** attempting to get acquainted with the task at hand and ***** other group members. To move on ***** the next stage, each group member must give up the insecurities associ*****ed with ***** first stage.

Stage2: In ***** two, competition and conflict takes over. It is crucial f***** the group ********** and ***** ***** to allow for the group ***** take in new personalities, to show flexibility and ***** allow ***** the ***** members attitude adjustments. The most difficult part of this stage is group patience. If and when conflict occurs, the ***** must work with understanding. When questions arise about who is responsible for ***** known task, who ***** in charge, what the rules should be, and how ***** group members rewarded or disciplined, the leader must be prepared with answers. This stage is not good ***** problem solving *****cause there ***** an undercurrent ***** tension.

Stage 3: ***** this stage, the group has begun to come together and group dynamic may begin to form. ***** bonding is important for teamwork. Attitudes and preconceived ideas are let go and the ***** starts ***** think as one unit as opposed to many individuals. Small cliques which ***** have formed in stages 1 and 2 begin to dissolve. As ***** group opens up to ***** an*****, they c***** then ***** ***** ex*****hange problem data so the discovery period for a solution to wh*****tever the problem can begin. AS ***** group exchanges information, creativity levels naturally rise and the majority of ***** appreciate being in the *****.

Stage 4: In ***** stage, evolution of the group tends to have ***** individual members, although still in the group, begin to s***** their individual talents. That is if those individual's subconsciously believe that they will help the ***** come to a solution for ***** problem. Th***** particular stage is not hit by all groups. Th***** stage is the stage where the most prom*****ing solutions can be found. ***** a group ********** this stage, it usu*****y because of an excellent group dynamic and or group leadership. Individuals are to a point in stage four where *****terdependence is minimal and members find ***** they ***** w*****k independently.

Stage 5: In the final stage, the group is preparing to dissolve. The ***** leaders should ***** a planned conclusion. The leader of the group is responsible ***** not causing group apprehension ***** the dismissal begins.

The five styles of dealing with conflict are: "Problem-Solve/Collaborate, Fairness, Efficiency, Be Done ***** It/Compromise, Force/Compete, Choose not to engage/Avoid, Serve/Accommodate." (Culture at Work, n.d.)

***** solving is best used in ***** following situations:

When in a group sett*****g and the entire group's opinion ***** needed.

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