The Forgotten Group Member

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MGMT 591 LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

THE FORGOTTEN GROUP MEMBER CASE STUDY
PROFESSOR: JACCI CHRISTOPHER

JUSTIN AKUFFO

SEPTEMBER 25TH 2012

IDENTIFY AND SUMMARIZE THE STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT

Forming Stage- The member in this stage will formally interview each other or ask questions about one another so they can be comfortable. It can range from anything personal to professional. They might want to know what I can offer to the group or what can I benefit from the group. He or he at this level is also learning someone’s behavior and they can be stereotyped as well during the process. This is where Christine was elected to be the Team Coordinator.

Storming Stage- At this stage the members seem to be emotional and experience some sort of conflict. For example; Diane seeming not as open as the other members. She was able to suggest some great ideas but only when asked directly. Mike on the other hand had an issue with the meeting because of his television show. Steve seemed serious and wanted an agenda for a meeting they held. Christine was a perfectionist; she gave her all and strived to do the best. These are some examples of the storming stage.

Norming Stage-During this stage they seem more together or cohesive and it looks like they are at some agreement. The only person who is not working is Mike; even though Christine set a time that would work for everyone.

Performing Stage-This stage demonstrates everyone being more organized and motivated by goals and objectives. All of them had done the tasks they were given except Mike. He handed some handwritten notes which showed he was trying to be focused. Adjourning Stage- During the stage all members are able to perform and their goal is met. Christine just worried about what she should do about Mike and his contribution to the group. With the information provided, it seems to me that they are in the Storming Stage. The reason being is that they all are emotional and looks like...
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