Group Formation

Locate and read the article listed for this assignment titled “Groups as Systems.” Zajonc states, “Synergy can take either a physical or a mental form. The physical presence of others is often arousing, so more work is accomplished. Even ants work harder when there is more than one of them on the job” (Henman, n.d., p.2). In the mental sense, synergy forms when a type of collective intelligence and shared memory begin to develop as the group matures.  Reflect on a group experience where you noticed this shift to synergy with your group. (Some ideas: at a human services agency where you work, a different occupation, serving on a committee, a group in college, etc.) Describe this experience as vividly as possible, with plenty of detail and analysis of as many group members (in regards to their contributions to attaining synergy) that you can recall.  This assignment should consist of 500 words. You are not required to seek additional sources, but cite and reference the required reading in your work if you have integrated any thought, idea, or quote from the material.  Reference   Henman, L. (n.d.). Groups as systems [PDF file]. Retrieved from http://www.henmanperformancegroup.com/articles/group-systems.pdf



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 Adams, K., & Galanes, G. (2017). Communicating in groups: Application and skills (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Chapter 1: Small Groups as the Heart of Society Chapter 2: Groups as Open Systems  Required References  Henman, L. (n.d.). Groups as systems [PDF file]. Retrieved from http://www.henmanperformancegroup.com/articles/group-systems.pdf (Links to an external site.)  Recommended References  Chang, J. (2008). The role of anonymity in deindividuation behavior: A comparison of deindividuation theory and the social identity model of deindividuation effects [Web page]. Retrieved from http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php?id=77099 (Links to an external site.)  Haines, R., & Cheney Mann, J. E. (2011). A new perspective on de-individuation via computer-mediated communication. European Journal of Information Systems, 20(2), 156-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2010.70  Kets de Vries, M.F.R. (2013, December). The Eight Archetypes of Leadership [Web page]. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2013/12/the-eight-archetypes-of-leadership (Links to an external site.)  PsyBlog. (n.d.) Social loafing: When groups are bad for productivity [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.spring.org.uk/2009/05/social-loafing-when-groups-are-bad-for-productivity.php (Links to an external site.)  Tripp and Tyler. (2014). A conference call in real life [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYu_bGbZiiQ

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