Johari Window Essay

3576 Words Sep 13th, 2009 15 Pages
Johari Window model diagrams and examples - for self-awareness, personal development, group development and understanding relationships

The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for illustrating and improving self-awareness, and mutual understanding between individuals within a group. The Johari Window tool can also be used to assess and improve a group's relationship with other groups. The Johari Window model was developed by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in the 1950's, while researching group dynamics. Today the Johari Window model is especially relevant due to modern emphasis on, and influence of, 'soft' skills, behaviour, empathy, cooperation, inter-group development and interpersonal development.
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| |The Johari Window 'panes' can be changed in size to reflect the |
| |relevant proportions of each type of 'knowledge' of/about a particular |
| |person in a given group or team situation. |
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| |In new groups or teams the open free space for any team member is small|
| |(see the Johari Window new team member example below) because shared |
| |awareness is relatively small. |
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| |As the team member becomes

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