Discussion Board Questions

DiscussionBoard Questions

DiscussionBoard Questions

Question1: Discussion Board 26

Thebehavior that I would find to be the most difficult to deal with issilence and lack of participation. Corey, Corey &amp Corey (2013)state that silence and lack of participation are the two most commonbehavior that majority of leaders encounter. Such behavior negativelyaffects the member on a personal basis as well as the group as awhole. It is difficult to know the cause of the problem when a groupmember does not participate. Identification of the problem isimportant in helping a leader to efficiently address problems ingroup cohesiveness. However, a silent and non-participative membersort of veils the problem making it more difficult to get to the rootof the issue. Therefore, as a leader faced with such behavior, Iwould create a more engaging group environment that allows all groupmembers to express themselves in a productive manner.

Question2: Discussion Board 27

Thevideo shows an early team session where members of the team are stillanxious. Therefore, to get around their fears, the team members havedecided to create a trusting team environment through productive andhonest engagements between the members. The team leader asks eachmember if they have, or have had in the past, any trusting issues sothe group can better understand how each member feels and adoptstrategies to ensure they trust one another. According to Corey,Corey, &amp Corey (2014), building trust is the initial phase ofgroup evolution characterized by member’s hesitance, but as trustis gradually developed, team members will express themselves moreboldly. I have learned that mistrust is normal during the initialstages of group formation, and, therefore, it is up to the leader tobuild and maintain trust at the transition stage by encouragingmembers to talk about their past experiences.

Question3: Discussion Board 28

Dealingwith defensive behavior therapeutically. The fundamental purpose ofa therapeutic relationship during the transition stage is to providethe people with the opportunity to view themselves differently andget a concise understanding of how others perceive them. Challengesare a normal part of the transition stage. A good leader understandsthis and does not rush to rectify or eradicate difficult behavior,but instead tries to analyze what individual team members are tryingto communicate through such behavior. Hence, dealing with problematicbehaviors during the transitional stage requires patience on the sideof the team leader as well as the group members. As time goes by andthe team members begin to feel safe, productivity is graduallyfostered by the realization that non-important behavior patterns canbe replaced with behavior that works. Therefore, the patience andsense of security cultivated acts as therapy that facilitates groupmembers to alter behavior.


Corey,M. S., Corey, G., &amp Corey, C. (2013). Group:Processes and Practice.Cengage Learning.