By Tom Douglas
A conception of Groupwork perform relies at the result of the quest for the elemental similarities within the perform of all groupworkers in no matter what career or surroundings they could function. The theoretical strategies utilized by groupworkers will be extensively version, yet what staff truly do while in interplay with the teams they bring or adapt exhibits extraordinary similarities that are deeper and extra influential than the suggestions in selling or combating profitable team results. This booklet offers the principles of a coherent thought of workforce paintings perform in response to those similarities.
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In primitive societies this was often tantamount to a sentence of death. To 'stay in touch' is essential. But, in order to receive the benefit of being 'networked' or 'anchored' in Sherif's meaning, the individual has to be acceptable, at the very least to a limited number of those whom he wishes to join. This is the process of affiliation. ); to associate oneself with'. It is a normal part of social life that individuals will attempt to join others to achieve an enormously wide spectrum of satisfaction, ranging all the way from the simple pleasure of being in the company of others, to the most precise role fulfilment in a tightly knit group or team.
Bonner (1959) indicated that what he called 'basic and derived needs' could only be accommodated through the co-operation of others, that 'survival, security, friendship, affection and the like can only be gratified in groups'. If these sources of power, influence and support are to be used and applied, as it were, at the point of most need with conscious and deliberate intent, then we are faced with the somewhat hazardous task of analysing what actually happens in the so-called natural groups and then of translating the results into a series of skills, methods, techniques and understandings for use in the groups we create or adapt.
6. 7. 8. communication: as communication increases, because it is one of the basic elements of interaction, so the functions listed by Jackson are more likely to develop; perceptions of members of several factors: (a) similarity - this appears to be positively related to interaction (Zander and Havelin, 1960), (b) status - members of a group interact more with those of a higher status (Zalesnik and Moment, 1964), (c) liking -liking may be a function of interaction or interaction a function of liking (Israel, 1956), (d) situation - interaction stems from a definition of the situation (Zalesnik and Moment, 1964); frequency and intensity of exposure; physical and functional proximity; the capacity of group members: (a) inclination, (b) emotional expansiveness, (c) social expansiveness; past experience; need to reinforce approved behaviour; need to provide a social reality.
A Theory of Groupwork Practice by Tom Douglas