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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Why Groups Are Important

There is a movement toward increased use of groups within organizations of all types, in communities and schools, and by individuals with common interests or needs who are banding together for support. The popularity of Internet support groups is one indication of this need for community (Alexander, Peterson, & Hollingshead, 2003). LaFasto and Larson (2001) talk about factors providing impetus for this movement:

We believe that the movement toward teamwork and collaboration is shaped by two societal forces. It is driven by the need to find new and more effective ways of dealing with complex problems. It is made possible by the increasing social capacities of individual and collectives to use collaborative strategies when ...

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