What’s Your Experience? 1.When you join or are assigned to a group, what do you hope for? 2.Think of an amazing group experience you have had. Identify three things that enabled that experience to be so memorable. 3.What feelings do you associate with that experience?
The Power of Embracing Difference c. 2010, Bellman and Ryan Just-Enough Structure Compelling Purpose Shared Leadership Embracing Differences Full Engagement Unexpected Learning Strengthened Relationships Great Results Transformation: a fundamental shift in individual perceptions that accelerates behavior change and personal vitality True Collaboration which leads to discovering or creating something new together
Meeting Group Needs, or Not… Group NeedsResultsThe Group Experience Meet Group Needs (intentionally or not) Increases likelihood for great tangible and intangible results and personal transformation Amazing! Don’t meet Group Needs Group does the best it can when it comes to both task achievement and relationship development Some groups better than others Less-than-effective dynamics Ordinary Contradict Group Needs Individuals feel directly ‘dissed’: disrupted, disliked, disconnected, disrespected Destructive conflicts Ineffective to Awful c. 2010, Bellman and Ryan
Using the Group Needs to Embrace Difference c. 2010, Bellman and Ryan Compelling Purpose Embracing Differences Engagement: What could we do to meet our Group Needs as a way to go from ‘me to we?’ Assessment: What’s going on in the situation that contradicts someone’s Group Needs? Using Group Needs to Assess and Engage Self Acceptance: knowing and accepting ourselves for who we are Potential: sensing and growing into our fuller and better selves Purpose: why we come together Bond: our shared sense of identity and belonging Reality: understanding and accepting the world as it is and how it affects us Impact: our intention to make a difference and our readiness to act