For the discussion, complete the following:
• Identify a successful group you were in and discuss what made it successful from a psychological perspective.
• Identify a group that was suboptimal. Discuss what made it less than optimal and what could have made it more successful.
• Discuss the differences between the groups that influenced the outcomes.
• Use at least one primary peer-reviewed source, the text, and the assigned readings to support your position.
Forsyth, D. R. (2019). Group dynamics (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
Thomas, K. W., & Kilmann, R. H. (2009). Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument [Self-assessment]. Mountain View, CA: CPP.
Read Sundstrom, McIntyre, Halfhill, and Richards’s 2000 article, “Work Groups: From the Hawthorne Studies to Work Teams of the 1990s and Beyond,” from Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, volume 4, issue 1, pages 44–67. This article summarizes the Hawthorne studies related to work groups and the legacy of those studies. It traces applications of work groups and related empirical research through the 1990s and suggests an agenda for future research about work groups and work teams.