Group Development. 2nd Edition, Revised

  • ID: 2212735
  • Book
  • 234 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This classic collection of readings on group development includes pieces on group practice and major research reports that you′ll find useful as course content in many training sessions. You will get a powerfully usable sense of group dynamics through the combination of "what to look for" and "what to do" articles."[Group members must be] aware of and sensitive to the fluctuating forces within the group, or their actions will in all probability be inappropriate."

––Leland P. Bradford, author

Articles include "Functional Roles of Group Members," "Improving Decision–Making with Groups," "Stereotypes and the Growth of Groups," and "Trust and Managerial Problem Solving." Among the leading contributors to this essential resource are Warren Bennis, Alvin Zander, Gordon Lippitt, and Leland Bradford himself.Learn all about:

∗ Functional roles of group members

∗ Diagnosis and solving problems within groups

∗ Trust and managerial problem–solving . . . and more!
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THEORY AND PRACTICE.

Introduction.

Group Formation and Development.

A Theory of Group Development.

Group Dynamic and the Individual.

Functional Roles of Group Members.

How to Diagnose Group Problems.

Improving Decision–Making with Groups.

The Case of the Hidden Agenda.

Stereotypes and the Growth of Groups.

The Group as a Growing Organism.

Applying a Group Development Model to Managing a Class.

RESEARCH.

Introduction.

Informal Communication in Small Groups.

Task Roles and Social Roles in Problem–Solving Groups.

Personal Goals and the Group′s Goals for the Member.

Trust and Managerial Problem Solving.

Assets and Liabilities in Group Problem Solving: The Need for an Integrative Function.

Small Group Behavior: A Selective Bibliography.
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