Quiz 1: Introduction to Group Work

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Group: It is defined as two or more individuals, interdependent and interacting, who have come together to attain particular objectives. Few experiences with working in groups are as follows: • Discomfort in being a part of the group due to varied reasons • Insecurity and self-doubt due to someone else's intelligence and smartness in their thought process • Being motivated by others while feeling low due to working on difficult tasks • Ability to grab appreciations for a good piece of advice or work accomplishments • Identifying the flexibility and ease in sharing work among the group • Being accountable for assigned work The experiences influence one's attitude in a group are: • Working in a group or with a group gives exposure to different people - their thought process, which sometimes ignite a new thinking perspective and even contradict to one's own beliefs and habits • Learning is the gift anyone earns working in group in both the ways, positively to make oneself transform better and negatively for assessing the do not's and consequences • It helps anyone realize the potential in working as a group, individuals specialized in multiple skills together strive for a common objective to make complete • It is a perfect platform to learn or adapt leadership skills as taking initiative makes anyone a leader, following to someone's instructions makes one a great leaner and a follower, and top of all, motivating the team to go ahead collectively gives immense experiences that can be gained working individually for years • The competitive spirit develops working in a group as everyone strives to have that competitive edge over others to prove their mettle and to be recognized as a potential one among the group Thus, it is evident that working in a group develops maturity levels of individuals, to think and act as per the group's perspective rather than individual alone.

A Group can be defined as a collection of individuals who have regular contacts and frequent interaction, mutual influence, common feeling of camaraderie, and who work together to achieve a common set of goals. Various group types are as mentioned below: - Task groups - Psychoeducational Groups - Counseling groups - Psychotherapy Groups - Brief groups One's interest to form or lead a group will depend on the person's own trait and interests. Most leaders like to form and lead a task group which is also known as task facilitation group, as this type of group is often formed to achieve a particular objective or task and that poses a challenge to leaders. In task groups the leader forms the group and leads it until the tasks are accomplished. It also comprises of task teams, planning committee and other community organizations working together for a common cause. Various trainings and other counselling sessions are organized to better equip the group members. Though, the main focus remains to finish the work as soon as possible. There is a great chance of exploring opportunities and learning in such groups.

A Group can be defined as a collection of individuals who have regular contacts and frequent interaction, mutual influence, common feeling of camaraderie, and who work together to achieve a common set of goals. Service delivery generally consists of various parts and requires attention of many customers at a single point of time. Due to this attribute of service, working in a group helps in better service delivery to consumers. Some advantages of working in group while delivering service are as follows: a)Less burden on each individual member, as in a group, each individual can take care of a certain portion of the certain offering rather than the entire process. b)Goals met in time with no lag in between c)Serving in group helps to accommodate more customers d)Better decision making