9/21(Sat.)How to Successfully Work in Groups (Host: Kooper)

9/21(Sat.)How to Successfully Work in Groups (Host: Kooper)

文章Kooper » 週四 9月 19, 2019 9:14 pm


Please read the article below on group dynamics.

Questions for Discussion:
Session One
1. What is group dynamics?

2. There are five main stages involved when it comes to group development – forming, storming, norming, and performing. Pick one team that you know and that is typically at one of five the stages and describe what unique character the team display.

3. The article lists several causes of poor group dynamics. What are they?
3.1 Which one of them did you most often encounter?
3.2 Groupthink is an interesting phenomenon. Please share your experiences about it. How could we avoid it?
3.3 Frequent unanimous decisions in a group can be a warning sign of poor group dynamics. Which of the listed causes of poor group dynamics could lead to frequent unanimous decisions?

4. From your own experiences, can team-building exercises do the trick to improve team dynamics?

Session Two
1. Did you ever unwittingly adopt one of the disrupting roles (the agressor, the negator, the withdrawer, the recognition seeker, the joker) and put a group's performance in danger? If that was the case, how did you become aware of it?
1.1 If you notice that one member of your team has adopted one of the unhealthy behaviors, how would you tackle the problem?

2. When you are new to an existing team, what's your usual strategy to break down barriers and fit in? What type of team member do you usually approach first and hang out with?
2.1 On the other hand, when there is a new kid on the block to your team, are you the one who first welcome them?

3. When a team just formed, there could be no clear roles and responsibilities. In such stage, how do you figure out your role and responsibility?

4. Which stage do you think YOYO is currently in? How can YOYO further improve team dynamics?

3:50 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:20pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:20 ~ 5:00pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
5:00 ~ 5:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:20 ~ 5:30pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:30~ 6:10pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:10~ 6:30pm Summarization / Concluding Remarks / Announcements(20 mins)
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Re: 9/21(Sat.)How to Successfully Work in Groups (Host: Koop

文章Kooper » 週四 9月 19, 2019 10:23 pm

additional article for those who would like to further dive in: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/improving-group-dynamics.htm
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Re: 9/21(Sat.)How to Successfully Work in Groups (Host: Koop

文章Kooper » 週一 9月 23, 2019 7:33 pm

Attendees(16): Timothy, Jerry, Julian, Christine Hsiu, Gloria, Christina, Tashi, Leon, Shirley, Andy, Jason, Kooper (host), Ken, Ramesh, Michelle, Steve
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