The Three Stages Of Schutz's Group Development Theory

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During the norming stage, cohesion is established, conflict is resolved and members have good understanding on each other’s roles in the group. Members develop a sense of belonging towards the group and the leader could emphasize on harmony and unity to ensure the wellbeing of the group. This is the stage where the members are finally ready to start working together as a team and strive towards achieving the desired goals. Next, the performing stage emphasizes on problem solving and the completion of the task at hand. Member are committed towards their goals and are able to tackle any issue in a mature ways. This is the last stage for the group which is going to work together permanently. However, for temporary group such as college assignment group, project team or specifically any…show more content…
Interpersonal behaviors are used to meet their needs, their group interactions are characterize by these behaviors and therefore determine which stage are they currently in during a group development. Schutz divided the group development models into three phases: inclusion, control and affection phase. Firstly, the inclusion phase. During this phase members are anxious becoming group members. The focus is on whether to be in or out of the group as one is not sure to what extent will, he or she is supposed to get involved with the group. Members are concern about their boundary issues, identity and significant presence towards the group. Members are not feeling secured to conform their belongingness to the group. As example, in order to clear their thought, members will consider whether their welfare are taken care by the leader and whether the group members are aware of their presence. In this phase, the inclusion interaction is tentative and involve the process of getting to know one another by chatting on some safe social

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