Critical Analysis of Group Work Essay example
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After completing the group task of preparing a presentation on, transferring individual facilitation skills into a group work setting I will critically reflect upon my own participation. I will evaluate my self-awareness while working in the group, as well as those around me. The way that I personally dealt with any issues that arose within the group and how that affected the group dynamics. I will also briefly discuss the roles in which each member of the group took and how role allocation affected, the group dynamics and the working relationships. Finally I will evaluate my work having discussed it with my fellow group members.
In order to evaluate my role within the group it is important to identify what makes a group. A group must…show more content…
Similar to Tuckman’s five stages of group development is Corey and Corey, they claim that the first stage; Pregroup is “setting expectations, establishing group rules and procedures, role preparation and skills building” (Corey, Corey, Corey 2010 p123). The group did well in this stage, as the group was given a very clear aim, we discussed each members skill sets and while preparing a group contract with our aims objectives and rules. A group contract is a very useful facilitation tool as it sets out very clear guidelines for the group and defines what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour for the group members (Tuckman 1965). The group members were able to gain clarity from the group contract, allowing them to identify the norms and boundaries of the group. For example our group decided that if a member were for any reason not be able to attend a meeting they would have to let the team know in advance, if this did happen the rest of the team would relay the information via email to the missing group member.
The next time the group met they were in the storming stage (Tuckman 1965). This stage is where any conflict happens, the group member explore their roles within the group. Within this stage there can often be a struggle for power, status and control. Even though conflict
Essay Analysis of Group Work
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Analysis of Group Work
In the APS module, we have been allocated into different groups, and my group number is 48, our tutor is Barbara Allan. The contact numbers of the members were given and we were asked to finish a project on a team basis by using the information we learnt in this module.
2. Working process and group development ========================================
Initially I was really excited about this group work. As a foreigner, this was a good opportunity to practice my communication skills and group working skills. Consequently, I tried to contact our members by sending text messages and arranged the first informal meeting by the following week. Bass and Ryterband…show more content…
Then I understood it was extremely difficult to get my task finished without any clear target. Therefore, I chose "9/11"event as my topic and I found it was easier for me to do the research again. Secondly, I had also read newspapers and try to find some more information relevant.
3. Difficulties and weaknesses ==============================
During the process, we also had many problems and difficulties. For example it was difficult to gather all the group members, the whole team lacked the ability to sit down and plan together efficiently. Especially, it was very difficult to set up the meeting time, because some people in the group did not always show up in the regular meetings. Even some of our members I just met just once. Therefore, we needed to rearrange our meetings again and again. It can be identified as Belbin's description (Martin, J, 2002, P.237): people do not have enough morale. This inspires me that in real business team, e.g., hi-tech research and development team, the most important thing is to bring people together. This is exactly what a project manager do. Everyone can program, but only a qulified manager