W6: Developing Group/Team Identity

After reading our Lesson located in the Lesson section and reviewing the team building information in this week’s material, our discussion this week centers on:
Developing Group IdentityAlthough team climate develops from how people perceive the interrelationships among the group members, a strong coach or leader can help influence the effective functioning of the group. Furthermore, research has shown that strong social support provided by a group has positive benefits, including aiding in physical and mental recovery. This exercise will allow you to think of some ways that you, as a group leader, can help a group establish a strong sense of group identity.Please complete all parts of this discussion in a single submission. Include a heading for each section of your initial forum post: PART I and PART II.PART I:1. Imagine that you have just become the coach of a basketball team or that you are leading a group of clients in a cardiac rehabilitation program. You believe that situations or communication with the team or clients would go better if the team/group developed an identity.
NOTE: Identify yourself a coach of a basketball team or leader of cardiac rehabilitation program within your initial discussion.2. In your initial post, describe specific ways you would help a group form a sense of group identity.
Discuss the following concepts within your initial discussion regarding Developing Group Identity:a. Ways to enhance social supportb. Ways to increase proximityc. Ways to increase group distinctivenessd. Ways to create a perception of fairnesse. Ways to increase similarity
Identify each of the aforementioned concepts presented within your initial discussion in BOLD font.
PART II:
Using a real-life example from sport and/or business, list three (3) key team building characteristics that you feel led to an achievement culture. Identify each team building characteristic presented within your initial discussion in BOLD font.PART II:
Using a real-life example from sport and/or business, list three (3) key team building characteristics that you feel led to an achievement culture. Identify each team building characteristic presented within your initial discussion in BOLD font.