Group Development Assessment Online Assessment

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There are two significant dimensions of behavior influencing situations where people must work together: task behaviors and processing behaviors. In order to achieve a high level of cooperation and effective functioning, employees must be able to engage simultaneously in both types of behaviors consistently.

The Group Development Assessment (GDA) allows groups to evaluate how they are currently functioning in both of these dimensions. By combining each member’s inventory scores into a group profile, members get a clear, comprehensive picture of their development - and of what it will take to become a team.

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How It Works

Individuals respond to 40 statements based on the conditions within their organization. Results are transferred to the group profile to create an overall picture of the perception of group development. Through discussion, group members determine what is needed to achieve improvement and develop an action plan.

Uses and Applications

The GDA is designed for application with groups that have specific tasks to perform. It is intended for use as a diagnostic system to help managers, leaders, consultants, and group facilitators determine how to improve group functioning.

Use this training assessment as:

  • An action planning system to improve group productivity
  • A learning exercise for group leaders
  • A guide for appropriate group leadership behavior
  • A tool for assessing how group members perceive the functioning of the group

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Evaluate how their group is currently functioning
  • Learn about the phases of task and process behaviors
  • Identify areas in need of improvement and develop a group action plan
  • Discover group developmental stages and the characteristics of groups in off-diagonal stages
  • Create and discuss a group profile to get a perspective on team development

Also see the classroom version of this assessment.