What are Theories of Group Development?

Write a 75- to 100-word response to each of the following prompts:

1. What are Theories of Group Development?

2.  What are some of the needs people seek to fulfill by joining groups? When have you been motivated to join a group based on one or more of these needs?

3.  What does it mean to “strengthen a team”? What are some strategies to effectively strengthen teams? When have you used these strategies?

4. What are some examples of different roles and needs within a team? How can these roles and needs affect the process of teamwork?

5. What occurs in each of the forming, storming, norming, and performing stages of group development? Choose one of the stages and provide a scenario that illustrates what occurs in that stage. How does this model of group development differ from other models?

6. What are 3 or 4 strategies for strengthening teams? How do these strategies assist in team building?

7. What is group cohesion? What factors contribute to group cohesion? How can you enhance group cohesion?