Group Dynamics


Group dynamics can be used as a means for problem-solving, team work, and to become more innovative and productive as an organisation as whole. The concept will provide you with the strengths, success factors and measures of group dynamics, along with other professional tools.

Technique Overview

Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics Definition

Group dynamics is a set of behavioural and psychological processes that occur within a social group or between groups. It refers to the "nature of groups, the laws of their development, and their interrelations with individuals, other groups, and larger institutions" (Cartwright and Zander, 1968).

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Further Reading

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  • Anderson, J. and Carter, R.W. (Eds.) (2003) Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice: Constructivism and the Constructivist Framework. New York: Pearson Allyn and Bacon.
  • Benson, J. (2000) Working More Creatively with Groups. London: Routledge.
  • Birmingham, C. and McCord, M. (2004) Group Process Research: Implications for Using Learning Groups. In L.K. Michaelsen, A.B. Knight, and L.D. Fink (Eds.), Team-based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching, Sterling, VA: Stylus, pp. 73–93.
  • Byrd, J.T. and Luthy, M.R. (2010) Improving Group Dynamics: Creating a Team Charter. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Vol. 14(1), pp. 13-26.

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