The expression was first created by Kurt Lewin during the 1930s. He is also known as the “founder of social psychology” – you can read it on Change Mangement Coach. Why do I write about this? Because during our daily life we are taking part in different groups. They can be created by us, because we love to participate in dancing, cooking, hitchhiking or whatever groups.

On the other hand there are some other groups, created by our workplace because of various reasons like there is a project that needs to be done or a function that requires a certain group to work together(HR, marketing, etc.). You can read more about this topic by clicking here, or here: http://goo.gl/za0bt9.

Ethan Hale on fastcompany.com wrote about it as follows. “At MIT’s Human Dynamics laboratory, they identified the group dynamics that high-performing teams share. They include:

  •  Everyone on the team both talks and listens. No one dominates the conversation.
  •  The interactions are energetic with a lot of face-to-face communication.
  •  People connect with one another directly – not just with or through the team leader.
  •  Side conversations are carried on within the team.
  •  People from time to time go outside the group and bring relevant outside information back in.
  •  Individual contributions/talents are less important than successful communication patterns”

So, if the group is not working properly, then some of the most important factors might be missing.

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