Presentation on theme: "Stages of Group Process. Four stages of group work: 1. Initial stage (forming) 2. Transitional stage (storming & norming) 3. Working stage (performing)"— Presentation transcript:
Stages of Group Process
Four stages of group work: 1. Initial stage (forming) 2. Transitional stage (storming & norming) 3. Working stage (performing) 4. Final stage (adjourning)
Initial Stage (forming) = Orientation and exploration Typical experience = varying degrees of anxiety and concern about how you will fit into the group Tasks: Identify specific goals and expectations of members. Inclusion and identity are important in developing trust and cohesion. Important Behaviors: Actively listen to each members concerns. Acknowledge thoughts, feelings, ideas.
Transition Stage (storming) = Members typically jockey for position & establish it. Typical experience = Feelings of competition, rivalry, and division of responsibility. Can be uncomfortable because of conflict. Tasks: Establish how the group will function. Important Behaviors: Maintain good communication between members. Actively listen to each others ideas and concerns. Treat each other with respect and professionalism.
The storming phase ends with norming, where agreement has been reached about how the group will operate.
Working Stage (performing) = Tasks are completed and goals are reached. Tasks: Do the work that needs to be done. Provide feedback and support about progress. Important Behaviors: Do work in a timely fashion. Be prepared for meetings. Communicate effectively with other members.
Final Stage (adjourning) = Consolidation and termination. Goals have been met and the process comes to completion. Tasks: Determine final stages of project work. Determine final tasks for group members. Important Behaviors: Continue to: Do work in a timely fashion. Be prepared for meetings. Communicate effectively with other members.