Working in Groups

Making Groups Work

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Group Norms

The informal, often unstated rules about what behavior is appropriate in a group.


A person who works to get the group started toward achieving the group goal.


A group member who adds energy to a group by helping group members follow through on tasks.

  • An effective facilitator is one who listens and cooperates. He or she also supports other members of the group.


A person who injects negative energy into the group process.

  • Nonparticipant
  • Distracter
  • Clown
  • Complainer
  • Critic
  • Absentee

- There are occasions when it may be good for an agitator to slow the momentum of the group. this may draw attention to an oversight.

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Poor decision making in a group because members have a stronger desire to agree with one another that to solve a problem.

Group Dynamics

The energy created as group members communicate and interact with each other.
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