Leadership strategies at each stage of group development. HLTH 365 Dr. Patricia L. McDiarmid. Reviewing the FIVE developmental group STAGES.
HLTH 365 Dr. Patricia L. McDiarmid
FORMING: encompasses the discomforts, concerns, feelings, and doubts members experience in a new group
STORMING: occurs when participant begin to meet the needs of the group, questions authority, and feel more comfortable about themselves and their relationships
NORMING: involves members addressing standards of behavior through which a greater sense of order prevails
PERFORMING: finds the group concentrating on the tasks at hand with mutual support and interaction among grou members
ADJOURNING: provides closure of the task including the imminent end of relationships
A safe environment helps minimize initial discomfort and motivates group members to participate. Help newcomers enjoy pleasant experiences of their first group meetings. Newcomers who have unpleasant experiences may not return.