Group Dynamics In Team Development

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As members of the CCO, it is important that we are able to work together as a successful team. Creating an atmosphere where members value each other, communicate openly, commit to team goals and trust one another as well as the team leader will help to connect every member to the team. Positive group dynamics are affected by personality, power, and the behaviours of group members. The “forming” stage of team development begins when members become acquainted as team members. They begin to share ideas and feelings, while relying on a leader to guide them. The “storming” stage involves members figuring out how each person fits into the team. They may become impatient and argue; members may use stress management and communication skills to work …show more content…
Each member can introduce themselves to the group and share their background as well as their ideas, feelings, and concerns towards achieving the group’s objectives. Meet and greets are a great opportunity to get to know people and allow people to open-up and network.

2) Conduct Icebreakers/ Team-building Activities

Icebreakers/ team-building activities are great ways to lift team spirit, increase morale, re-energize team members and accomplish goals. The participation of the team and the effort put forth by its members lends to developing a cooperative and supportive atmosphere which increases trust and morale; and of course, team-building activities bring an element of fun to the team allowing members to have some fun together. A well-executed team-building activity will break down barriers between team members and allow the group to be more comfortable working together.

3) Review Current Corps/ Squadron Standing
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It is crucial to ensure that all group members are communicating clearly and that all group objectives are communicated to the group effectively. Any changes to the group’s objectives must be communicated as soon as possible to keep all members informed and avoid confusion. It is important that all members are given an opportunity to communicate their concerns. The group leader must act as a facilitator to ensure that opinionated members are not overwhelming quieter/ more timid colleagues.

Holding frequent meetings will allow group members to voice their concerns more readily as they arise; allowing the group leader to address any behaviours that are negatively affecting the group and avoid smaller issues snowballing into bigger issues. It is important that all issues are handled fairly and that members are provided with feedback that shows them the impact of their actions. Team leaders should provide members with time to reflect on how they can change their behaviours to better the group. The team leader may also consider restructuring the team, if needed. Handling issues as they arise will help to reduce tensions between group members and allow group members to work better as a

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