Part 1-Stages of small groups
Small group stages-
-Opening–the opening period is usually a getting acquainted time during which members introduce themselves and engage in small talk.
-Feedforward–after this preliminary get together, there is usually some feedforward which some attempt to identify what needs to be done, who will do it, and so on.
-Business–the business portion is the actual discussion of the tasks, the problem solving the sharing of information, or whatever else the group need to achieve.
-Feedback–at the feedback stage, the group may reflect on what it has done and perhaps on what remains to be done.
-Closing–at the closing stage, the group members return to their focus on individuals and will perhaps exchange closing comments.
Part 2-Leadership in small groups
-Prepare members and start interaction–groups form gradually and often need to be eased into meaningful discussion.
-Build group cohesiveness–the members’ closeness to and liking for each other.
-Maintain effective interaction–even after the group has begun to interact, you will need to monitor the members effective interaction.
-Guide members through the agreed-on agenda.
-Ensure member satisfaction.
-Empower group members.
-Encourage ongoing evaluation and improvement.
-Manage conflict–as in interpersonal relationships, conflict is a part of small group interaction.
-Mentor–a process that occurs when an experienced individual helps to train less experienced group members.
Read over the nine (9) leadership skills above. Select the two skills you feel are the most valuable. Explain why you feel this way. Support your answer with information from the text. Be sure your posts are substantive.
Please finish part 1 and part 2 separately, at least 1 citation for each part
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