Chapter 15

THE STEPLADDER OF GROUP DYNAMICS

It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.

—DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

You may wonder whether there is any difference between a “group” and a “team.” It’s a good question. The following works for me when either a group or a team asks for my help.

A group is made up of two or more individuals who have one or more specific common interests, and who may or may not share a mission, vision, and values or have a shared identity as a group. They may come together for one specific reason, such as a specific event or to accomplish a particular task. Examples could be people marching together for a cause, volunteers collecting toys for kids during the holidays, a classroom, ...

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