Discussion: Group Dynamics

The management of Informational Systems has decided to form a group to organize the next annual meeting where each department will review past performance and set goals and objectives for the coming year. During the meeting, the information from each department will be shared with the company as a whole, and organizing group will monitor progress throughout the year and report results to management on a quarterly basis.

Discussion Prompt

Is this a formal or informal group? How would you describe and classify this group? What strategy would you employ in order to help this group move from the forming to storming stage?

Grading

Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your initial response 0 pts
No post made
2 pts
Post is either late or off-topic
5 pts
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
5 pts
Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
No response to peers
2 pts
Responded to only one peer
5 pts
Responded to two peers
5 pts
Total: 10 pts