Group Dynamics Resource Page

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Welcome to the Working in Teams Resource page. Here you’ll find resources and links about working effectively in groups and teams.

And welcome to students from Warwick Business School. (Meet the team currently delivering this programme at Warwick – Bob Thomson, Andrew Vaid, and Paul Levy.



Resources

Listen to Paul Levy‘s introduction to Group Dynamics and Group Skills – the underpinning ideas behind Working in Teams

Group Skills FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Advocacy and Inquiry – explained and explored

Zin Obelisk a powerful group exercise exploring group dynamics

What is a team? – a useful and clear definition and some quotes to inspire you

Conversation and Listening in Groups – two simple models and some links to further reading

A model for an effective team process – a process for a group getting work done well

Effective Group Working – exploring the positive and negative behaviours in groups

Three Types of Team – the ideal team and the teams that don’t function well

Group Dynamics Gallery – what effective group working looks like visually

Enjoying and Getting the Most from Cultural Differences in Groups – some advice and activities

Where should we meet as a group ? – some practical advice

Being heard in your group – how to ensure your voice is heard in your group

Dysfunctional Group Behaviours – what behaviours limit the performance of a group or team?

A Group Contract – how we embed group behaviours consistently in a group – also known as “Groundrules”

Debriefing your Group – a useful set of questions

Reflecting on your group’s performance – some resources and activities.

Feedback – what Participants Say About the Working in Teams Sessions

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Here are some links to resources on this web site that can help you to explore Group Dynamics more deeply.

Brainstorming – What it is and some alternative ways to collect ideas in a group

The Three Tests for Change – when a group makes a decision, three different types of approach often surface in different group members

Sleeping on group decisions – why splitting meetings into two can be important

Burying your head in the clouds – how to be grounded in your group



 

“Group Dynamics is the term that describes the relationship within and between groups. These dynamics can be positive or negative, helpful or unhelpful to the group in achieving its goals, tasks or purpose. They are dynamic because they change and can be influenced by how group members see, experience and react to, each other. Good group dynamics are essential to working effectively in a group or team.” Paul Levy

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