Effective Group Work Effective group work requires understanding and mastery of a number of critical topics. The current report, accordingly, examines group work in terms of the following areas: 1) formation and leadership, 2) team cohesion, 3) group diversity, member roles, and decision making, and 4) the source of group problems and the fundamentals of resolution. Group Formation and Leadership Group formation is often described as the first developmental stage in the evolution of group work. During this stage, members experience emotional challenges related to developing a sense of inclusion, power and influence, acceptance and intimacy, and identity and role (Schein 2004, p. 70). The main function of leadership during this stage,...The end:
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