Effective Group Behaviors
Plays Well with Others
Learn how to be an effective member in any group
Groups that do the necessary work at each phase become more:
– Competent and skillful
– Interdependent & collaborative
– Creative & innovative
– Productive and accurate
Members become effective in work groups
Members take their increased effectiveness to other groups in the organization
We assist groups to develop in each phase.
Sample – Forming
- A Clear Purpose, e.g., Forming: group members orient to the work task the desired result, and to the other members.
- A Critical Result, e.g., Forming: Members decide to join. To join means to make a commitment to work on the stated task with the other members in the group in order to achieve results for themselves and for the organization.
- Relevant Learning Activities, e.g., Identify the many different reasons members decide to join a group.
- A Focus on Effective Member BehaviorsSample proactive Member Behaviors in Forming
- Ask questions to clarify the task
- Clarify the purpose and outcomes to be achieved
- Clarify how the organization will make use of the group’s contribution
- Show an interest in introductions that include how each member will contribute to the work
- Develop initial work agreements and accountabilities
- Help plan the initial strategy for how the group will approach its work.
- A capacity to Analyze current group effectiveness (sample)
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