12 GROUP DYNAMICS Unit structure 12.0 Objectives 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Group Dynamics 12.2.1 Meaning 12.2.2 Process of Group Dynamics 12.2.3 Importance of Group Dynamics 12.3 Group Mind 12.3.1 Meaning 12.3.2 Importance of Group Mind. 12.4 Techniques of Group Learning 12.4.1 Cooperative Learning 12.4.2 Group Discussion 12.5 Let us sum up 12.6 Glossary 12.7 Suggested reading 12.0 OBJECTIVES • To develop an understanding of group dynamics. • To develop an understanding of the process of group dynamics. • To gain insight into the importance of group dynamics and group mind. •
To acquaint the learners with the different techniques of group learning.
12.1 INTRODUCTION Introduction to Group Dynamics Human beings exhibit some characteristic behavior patterns when interacting in groups. Therefore, understanding group behaviour plays a vital role in order to establish a harmonious society. The psychology of the group is also called group behavior.
151 The group helps a person in the satisfaction of his fundamental needs and in achieving a sense of accomplishment. In modern organizations, groups are employed as major instruments for operations, particularly for problem- solving and improving performance.