Group work transcends all spheres of life. The concepts of group work permeate various activities that shape our daily lives. The boss relies on the cooperation of his employees to perform his functions. Group work aims to develop a person through the interplay of different personalities and the creation of situations that require cooperative action from the group for a common end (Frey, Fisher & Everlove, 2009).
On a personal level, I hope to benefit from the social facilitation that is present in group situation in order to enhance my performance levels in group situations. This is because I acknowledge that group situations; where one depends on the input of other individuals to get an output, are characteristic of various activities. It is for this reason that I hope to learn to perform optimally in a group irrespective of the nature of the members. On a professional level, I hope to better my leadership skills. I endeavor to take up an administrative position and I reckon that my subordinates will depend on my leadership skills.
Use of information
As a group facilitator, it is important to moderate over the affairs of the group in a sound and sober way. In order to achieve this, it is vital to have the knowledge that guides the moderation of the activities of the group (Frey, Fisher & Everlove, 2009). As such, I will use the information learnt in this class to sharpen the moderation skills for better cohesion in the group.
Goals as a group facilitator
The following is the summary of my goals as a group facilitator:-
- Provide support in order to get information from introverted members.
- Enhance team building in order to create an interactive, cohesive and a productive team.
- Keep the group focused in order to achieve the set goals.
- Stimulate discussion within the group.
As a result of taking this course, I expect my leadership skills and my performance within a group situation to improve.
One of the functions of management is controlling. Empowering the employees through team building will go a long way in augmenting this function.
Frey, N., Fisher, D., & Everlove, S. (2009). Productive group work: How to engage students, build teamwork, and promote understanding. Alexandria, Va: ASCD.