What are the benefits of Group Dynamics?

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I need this answer for a class and thought your input would be helpful. We studyed group dynamics for a bout a week and now have a short essay to write. What are the benefit, how do they work and how can you achieve them?

-- Karen Stout (kesracer13@hotmail.com), September 13, 1999


In a nut shell - thy're happening all the time. The 'dynamics' are the unconscious (or barely conscious) issues of group process which are happening between members of the group/team. The benefit of Group Dynamics is in acknowledging that they are present, and have an impact, and to explore as a facilitated group the sources of the good,the bad and the ugly. The cynical view is that Facilitated Group Dynamics Sessions merely lift the lid off things that are best left unsaid - but, why leave things unsaid ? Any team that survive intensive group dynamic sessions can beat anyone !!!!


-- Simon (Simon@Mailme.net), September 29, 1999.

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