Homework for January 21, 2003

Sustainable Communities 484/584

 

For class on Monday, I would like you to have tried the online tests, and skimmed the material on group work on task and process – we will be using this material in class.

 

Group Work:  Internet Readings and Exercises

 

  1. Group Work:  Task and Process
  2. Individual Roles Within a Group and Individual Working Styles

 

1. Group Work:  Task and Process

There is an excellent online set of human resource summaries at:

http://www.managementhelp.org/grp_skll/theory/theory.htm

put together by Carter McNamara

 

The first part of this homework is to have a look at the first two sections of this web page …

Basic Overview of Stages of Group Development
Development of Informal Work Groups

Read them for the following points: 

-         distinction between an individual and their role in a group

-         paying attention to group process

-         typical stages of group development

-         conflict resolution within a group

 

2. Individual Roles Within a Group and Individual Working Styles

 

now for the fun part …

            Take Team Roles Test at

http://www.queendom.com/tests/index.html

you can take the free version, read the brief ‘about this test’ window

 

            and take the cheapie version of the Myers-Briggs test at

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

 

I have some links to basic interpretive material (for our purposes) at

http://webhome.idirect.com/~kehamilt/ipsycom.html

and

http://www.gsu.edu/~dschjb/wwwmbti.html

 

And, do a web search for Myers Briggs Types and interpersonal relating skills – there is a lot of material available.  Besides, while you are looking you can read all that stuff about finding your soul mate by their Myers Briggs type …