A group goes through this initial phase when its members first meet as a group of people who do not know the other members of the group. In this phase, you will play a key role in creating opportunities and a positive environment for the initial interactions of the group. Although the exact dynamics of a particular group are determined by many factors, to a large extent all groups go through five basic stages of development: in the final phase, members approach the end of the task/exercise and must decide whether or not to apply their experiences to work with other groups to which they may belong and to the future activities of the current group. Successful group actions to solve problems and overcome group goals often depend on understanding some basic principles about how people behave in groups and what behaviors you should encourage as a leader. Start early by communicating your expectations to the group and modeling and reinforcing them throughout the problem-solving process. Group members sometimes exhibit behaviors that do not contribute to group maintenance or task maintenance and affect group efficiency. Examples of such non-functional roles include: Start by encouraging group members to introduce themselves. Never assume that people are familiar, and when introducing people, try to think of one or two facts about them that others might find interesting. When you think of school groups, you probably think of student councils, honor societies, clubs, teams, legislatures, or committees. However, most groups are not structured as rigidly as these. Each group of people, from two to 2 million, forms a group when the people in the group have: in the third phase, conflicts are resolved and the group begins to function smoothly as a unit. These functions include developing compromises, promoting participation, maintaining an enabling environment and addressing individual problems. As a leader, you have both enormous influence and responsibility to the members of your group.
The nature and extent of interaction between group members is often determined by your ability to perceive, understand, and influence their interactions. .