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Understanding Group Dynamics

Part of 'Take Away Training' series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash

Learn to recognise dynamics and intervene to improve group productivity. For all team leaders, chairpersons and facilitators.

 

Training Points:

 

Distinguish between content and process

  • The 'content channel' - what is the group working on (most people only focus on this aspect)
  • The 'process channel' - how the group works together
  • Be both a participant and an observer

       
Main elements of group dynamics

  • Goals clearly understood
  • Group communication
  • Shared leadership
  • Decision-making process
  • Managing conflict
  • Group norms
  • Group cohesion
  • Problem solving approaches

       
Influencing group dynamics

  • How do you manage or change the way a group is working?
  • Work at both levels - stay tuned to the content channel and the process channel
  • Make a process observation - a statement you are seeing (some people have said very little)
  • Proactively suggest a change - "I'd like to hear from..."
  • Give individual or group feedback - if the feedback is negative, make sure you are constructive, specific and explain the consequences of the behaviour

       
Understanding more about group dynamics

  • Watch a video or observe a group
  • Use a checklist to help focus
  • Share observations with others

 

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  • Length - 15 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 5,950
    Intl. Price - A$ 240.00
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