There will be a group working in many areas and in lots of situations. Particularly, in the university the group working may be the section of the student’s task. And in the company the group working should be needed in many aspects, such as the sales group, the marketing group, the production of development group and so on. In this essay, I will discuss the definition of group dynamics, the group’s factors which involve norms, roles, cohesiveness and the development stages of group. And then I will explain these factors use my own experiences.
Before describing the group dynamics I would like to describe my group. We are a band and there are four members that are guitar player, drum player, bass player and a singer. Payne and Whitaker, (2000) say, ‘group dynamics is the named given to the way that a group deals with the factors that affect it from within itself.’ There are some major factors which involve norms, roles, cohesiveness and the development stages of group.
There is a great relationship in our band, and we also have a nice communication between us. There are also some other reasons to prove our group has a good relationship among us in the following contents.
There are different norms in the various groups. As Payne and Whitaker say, ‘Norms always develop in groups and will control or inhibit the behaviour of individual members in a particular set of circumstances.’ (Payne and Whitaker, 2000: 61) In our group, there is no smoking when we practice the performance. Everyone’s mobile phone should be turned off or kept silence. We cannot play other performance when we prepare the new performance. We cannot speak to each other when the leader speaks. These norms ensure we can have a peaceful condition in our group and ensure we have a great relationship between us.
Everyone should have their own roles in the group. Payne and Whitaker (2000) claim roles can be classified into three categories which involve group
Bibliography: Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2000) Developing Essential Study Skills, London: Prentice Hall.