Social Group Reflection

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Register to read the introduction… There are many different types of groups: primary, casual and social, educational, and work groups. When looking at the types of groups, one can note certain similarities and differences. Social groups will interact differently than work groups, and the outcomes of their separate group interactions will be different. Primary groups consist of one’s family and closest friends. Tubbs reports the members of our primary groups are usually the most important people in our lives. Tubbs goes on to say although we sometimes develop deep friendship from associations on the job, in school, and so forth, family members usually remain our most significant others throughout our lives.(p.182). Casual and social groups include neighborhoods, bowling teams, and golfing foursomes. Belonging to casual and social groups fulfills a need for belongingness, while being excluded from such groups can actually cause physical pain. Educational groups also known as learning groups or enlightenment groups; are where members get together for study or instruction. Educational groups have changed in structure over the past ten years as online groups and discussion …show more content…
My score reflected I mostly prefer to compromise or share the conflict. I personally find myself avoiding conflict; however I scored the lowest in avoidance. In my work experience, I find myself needing to follow up with physicians to complete their application for Medical Staff privileges in order to work their scheduled shift. This conflict is hit head on, but I have seen it as avoidance of conflict because I use relationship skills to negotiate the conflict. I have now learned that I am actually compromising or sharing the conflict with the physician and not avoiding the conflict. I don’t recognize any strong conflicts within our cohort group. Group norms were established in the first class of the cohort. The only norm being challenged at this time within the group is one individual’s lack of responsibility and respect to the class start time, group work and effort. The group understands the situation and why the person exhibits this behavior and my observation is the group chooses to overlook the behavior. This person is not a true member of Cohort and will not continue throughout other modules, if they were to continue, I am positive it would create a conflict. I hope the group will continue to adhere to the norms once this individual has completed the current module. Even with this current break in our norms, I believe the …show more content…
359-360). Enrolling in the program, I am engaging in those steps. While looking at the good leaders in our organization, I recognize these habits in them. One example is a man who practiced these habits continually. The more experience a person has with being on teams and working with teams, the more successful they can be working in other

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