This about how to work with groups and other team members, most of the time it is hard to do but with our jobs nowadays we have to do what we have to do. I like working with others for the most part, especially when they are motivated in getting the job done in a timely manner. Then we have some that just don’t want to help but want everybody else to do their work for them.
Working in groups you will have to know who is who and what they like to do, and then you can do what it is that has to be done for that group. Group dynamics is when we interact with all groups involved with the project. (Chapter 1, pg 1 joining together; group theory and group skills 10th edition). With group dynamics we can learn about how a person thinks and work, if we can do that the group can function better with all parties involved. It is very important that we get to know everyone in the group, so that everyone knows their place within it. Knowledge is power and we all need power when working with a group.
Interdependence is good to have when working with a group, because if one person cannot do something then someone else may be able to handle that problem. Interdependence is power and when working with a group that is what we need. Most of the time you can influence someone to do something and then they can do the same thing to another person. Power is what you need when you work with others. If a person has social skills and like to work with people then they will do just fine in a group. Social interdependence becomes positive interdependence when members of the group determine that the group’s goals will be reached if everyone within the group has the ability to reach their goals as well. This idealistic thinking can promote a personal interaction that will allow relationships among members to flourish and can develop cohesiveness within the group. Every decision made within the group becomes a team effort with the goal of producing maximum results.
Most of the times when you try to look up on what a group is suppose to do most of the time it’s not that way. From my own experience I like to just go and see who I’m working with and what it is that we have to do. I like when a person likes to do their own work and is not lazy, that’s the only time I don’t want to work with groups. You can research some times and hope to find what you are looking for but not always is that what you have to do, because all you can do is just ask the other people how someone works and if that person is a good candidate to work with.
From personal experience I feel better if I can work with just one or two people. Working with more than that most of the time for me it doesn’t work, because when you have different personalities then that is when you have conflicts within a group. I know that you will have to work in a group some of the time, but I think that it is better if you work alone. It also depends on what the job entitles some do want us to work with...