From the time we wake up each morning, we are involved in some form of group interaction, and any group’s effectiveness is the product of the interaction of individual behavior, group size, member status, and the nature of the task. It’s a complex process, but it’s one that we can construct to create purposeful outcomes.
Bottom Line: Effective, high performance groups generally don’t happen organically, by accident. Don’t leave it to chance: empower your team with a roadmap they need to achieve peak performance.
Key Questions: Are groups in my organization operating at their maximum potential? Have our groups implemented the processes that will foster our highest performance?
- Describe the characteristics of groups
- Understand the reasons people join groups
- Distinguish among types of formal groups and the dynamics that produce each
- Understand the cycle groups experience to arrive at group maturity
- Recognize the pitfalls of groups
- Maximize the group process in the decision-making process
- Classroom teachers
- Special education assessment staff
- Behavior specialists