Tuckman’s 5-stage model

1.Identify the stages of group development in Tuckman’s 5-stage model, and briefly discuss the differences between the 5-stage model and Gersick’s punctuated equilibrium model.

2.What factors of a group work situation affect cohesiveness? Explain your answer and give an example.
3.Identify and discuss the four distinguishing characteristics of a mature (well-functioning) group. Give an example of a mature group you have participated in and the application of these characteristics.
4.A large municipality (250,000 citizens) is trying to decide where to locate a new community recreational center. The problem is relatively unstructured. There is a decision quality requirement that is significant. Not one person has sufficient information and many community groups may desire to provide input. Opportunity for conflict exists between groups and neighborhoods competing for the center. If one person (city manager) makes the decision, many people may not be strongly committed to making the center successful. Would an individual or group be most useful for this decision? Please justify your answer.
5.Explain the advantages and disadvantages of group decision making? Provide real examples and outcomes to support your explanation.