Essay - Communication the 5 Stages of Group Development Are: Forming, Storming...


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

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

Stage2: In stage two, competition and conflict takes over. It is crucial for the group ***** and the leader ***** allow for the group to take in new personalities, to show flexibility and ***** allow ***** the ***** *****s attitude adjustments. ***** 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 for problem solving ********** there is an undercurrent ***** tension.

Stage 3: In this stage, the group has begun to come toge*****r and group dynamic may begin to form. This bonding is important for team*****. Attitudes and preconceived ideas are let go and the ***** starts to think as one unit as opposed to many individuals. Small cliques which may have ********** in ***** ***** and 2 begin to dissolve. As ***** group opens up to ***** another, they can then begin ***** exchange problem data so the discovery period for a solution to *****ever ***** problem c*****n begin. AS the group exchanges information, creativity levels naturally rise and the majority of ***** appreciate being in the *****.

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

Stage 5: In the final stage, ***** group is preparing to *****. The group leaders should have a pl*****nned conclusion. The leader of the ***** is responsible for not causing group apprehension as the d*****missal begins.

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

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

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

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