Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

Groups are funny things.

They can sometimes be a many headed monster ready to rip out your beating heart and feed it to the dogs, sometimes be a black hole lazily devouring your energy, giving nothing in return.

But, thankfully most of the time they're an amorphous mass waiting to be shaped and led...

If they can just find a leader.

Effective leaders know about handling groups, from Sven to Adolph and Genghis to Virgin boss Richard Branson.

Different strokes for different folks, but each understand, (or understood in the cases of our deceased megalomaniacs) how groups work.

The key to understanding the nature of the beast is accept and acknowledge that groups, however small, are formed from individuals.

They're complicated and messy and full of contradictions.

Throw in a little individual envy, de-motivation, pragmatism, ambition etc. etc. into the pot and you can see why working with the dynamic will be key to any success you may achieve.

Once you accept that, you can move forward.

Teams are stronger than individuals, but you have to put the work in to get the results out.

Having expectations of how a group 'should be' will get you into a lot of trouble.

A cardinal point to remember is that more often than not a roomful of people will defy your expectations so always expect the unexpected.

We have a wealth of understanding of how group dynamics work and how to make them work for you.

It's what we do every day in the training room no matter what the workshop.

We have to be on top of our game, shaping, suggesting and invisibly steering.

Understanding and working with the flow of your groups' dynamic can pay handsome dividends for any good team.

It's well worth the small effort involved in running a group training event to help you work and play together.

Group Dynamics Skills Training and Development

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