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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 ***** ***** is actually productive.

Stage 1: In th***** stage, the group leader is sought after for guidance. The group is more or less feeling out ***** situation and looking ***** 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 ***** conflict takes over. It is crucial f***** the group ***** and ***** ***** to allow for the group to take in new personalities, to show flexibility and ***** allow ***** the ***** *****s 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 each known task, who ***** in charge, what the rules should be, and how are group mem*****rs rewarded or disciplined, the leader must be prepared with answers. This ***** is not good for problem solving ********** there ***** an undercurrent of tension.

Stage 3: ***** this stage, the ***** has begun to come *****ge*****r and group dynamic may begin to form. ***** bonding is important for teamwork. Attitudes and preconceived ideas are let go and the group starts ***** think as one unit as opposed to many individuals. Small cliques which may have formed in ***** 1 and 2 begin to d*****solve. As the group opens up to ***** another, they can then begin to exchange problem data so the discovery period for a solution to *****ever ***** problem ***** *****. AS the group *****s information, creativity levels naturally rise ***** the majority of ***** appreciate being in the *****.

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

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

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

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

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


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