6-2 Small Group Discussion: Understanding Group Formation Dynamics to Manage and Resolve Conflict
Available on Saturday, August 28, 2021 11:59 PM EDT Group/section restrictions.Subscribe
This is a group activity. For more information on groups, please see About Group Work.
First, review your work from the small group discussion in Module Four, including your group’s final SIPOC diagram, and consider the relationships between and among the individuals involved—the suppliers and the customers. Also, be sure to read Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Understanding the Stages of Team Formation, which describes Tuckman’s theory of the stages of group development, formation, work, and cessation.
Next, evaluate your selected final project case study in order to deconstruct it into each of Tuckman’s stages, which will enable you to make the Improve recommendations for your case study’s organization. Create your own Tuckman’s model using the PowerPoint SmartArt graphics tool and post it to the small group discussion.
Address the following in your initial post:
- How does Tuckman’s theory of the five stages of group development help you to understand your selected case study?
- How can you apply each piece of the group development process to your case study?
- How can an effective team building process help to prevent issues from occurring with a dysfunctional team?
- What do you see as being your greatest challenge to applying Tuckman’s theory of group development to your selected case study as well as to your organization’s specific conflict?
Be sure to reference the Module Four small group discussion in order to review your thinking about SIPOC, particularly about the suppliers and customers.
In your response posts, be sure to reply to each of your classmates in your group. Work with your group members to identify and analyze each of the five stages of group development as they pertain to your final project case study. Produce a final Tuckman’s model for your group. Be sure that one group member posts the final version to the small group discussion.
Apply what you learn in this workshop to your Milestone Three submission in Module Seven.