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Group Dynamics
This paper takes a look at a specific theory of group dynamics.
# 119705 | 1,596 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 20, 2010 in Business (Management) , Communication (Interpersonal) , Psychology (Theory)

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In this paper, the author gives a personal account of how Bruce Tuckman's management model helps paralegals with group dynamics in the work place. In particular, the paper emphasizes Tuckman's stages to problem solving as a group. Each stage is described in a separate paragraph. The author concludes that despite debates surrounding stage theory, this outlook reflects the flux of group dynamics and the assertion that groups tend to follow a predictable path.

From the Paper:

"To make this stage easier, the team leader should actively support, reinforce team behavior, facilitate the group for wins, and create positive environment. The leader must ask for and expect results. While at the same time recognizing team wins. Agree on individuals' roles and responsibilities. Buy into objectives and activities. Listen to each other. Request and accept feedback. Set and take team time together. Everyone should work actively to create a supportive environment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bales, R. F. (1965) 'The equilibrium problem in small groups' in A. P. Hare, E. F. Borgatta and R. F. Bales (eds.) Small Groups: Studies in social interaction, New York: Knopf.
  • Brown, R. (1999) Group Processes 2e, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Forsyth, D. R. (1990, 1998) Group Dynamics, Pacific Grove CA.: Brooks/Cole Publishing.
  • Schon, D. (1983) The Reflective Practitioner, London: Temple Smith.
  • Tuckman, Bruce W. (1965) 'Developmental sequence in small groups', Psychological Bulletin, 63, 384-399.

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