Interpersonal and Group Dynamics: A Practical Guide to Building an Effective Team, 3rd Edition
, Bruce Bjorkquist
"This course has definitely taught me a lot and made me think outside the box. But most importantly, I was fully able to accept feedback from other people, which I have never done in my whole life."
—J.G, Conestoga College student
"This course has helped me discover what I truly want and how to get to that point in my life."
—S.H, Conestoga College student
Interpersonal and Group Dynamics, 3rd Edition is an engaging resource designed for college programs, professional development sessions, and other courses in communications and human resources.
The experiential learning approach employed in this text aims to prepare readers for the workforce. Seemingly simple skills, such as listening and motivation, are carefully dissected from a social and psychological viewpoint, equipping readers with the self-awareness and emotional intelligence to hone their communication skills. This resource covers an array of themes such as team roles, improvement goals, and conflict styles, as well as decision-making and problem-solving processes, so that readers are aware of how to mitigate misunderstandings and maximize work production within a group.
Each chapter presents relevant concepts and scenarios where readers are challenged to consider, reflect, and incorporate an understanding of multiple intelligences and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Leveraging Bruce Bjorkquist’s award-winning experiential model, this text presents a structure that aids in the development of the skills necessary for being an active and constructive team member.
When readers are given the opportunity to engage with content in this way, they are more apt to create more stimulating learning and working environments. With these skills, readers will be able to confidently approach a variety of teamwork and team building situations.
This edition has been revised so that the material more smoothly integrates into course curriculum and lays a strong foundation for readers to understand the basics of effective team building.