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     1.   Identify the stages of group development in Tuckman’s 5-stage model, and briefly discuss the differences between the 5-stage model and Gersick’s punctuated equilibrium model.

What factors of a group work situation affect cohesiveness?

.           Distinguish between and provide examples of task and maintenance functions of groups.

Identify and briefly discuss the four distinguishing characteristics of a mature (well-functioning) group.

5.         Assume you have been selected to serve on a quality team of students to assess teaching performance in your college. What aspects of teaching and the instructional environment might your team examine?

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     1.   Identify the stages of group development in Tuckman’s 5-stage model, and briefly discuss the differences between the 5-stage model and Gersick’s punctuated equilibrium model.

 

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Tuckman’s 5-stage model suggests groups progress through five stages of development, which include forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Groups evolve through the stages in a sequential fashion with predictable behaviors associated with each stage. Gersick’s model suggests the 5-stage model may be unrealistic. Gersick proposes that groups do not necessarily progress linearly from one step to another in a predetermined sequence, but alternate between periods of inertia and bursts of energy as work groups develop.