1.2 Groups and Classification:
Groups can be classified acording the following criteria:
1. Kind of relationship between the members
- Main: The relationships are intense.
– Natural and daily (family, friends). Inmediate membership. The rules aren’t written. They can be changes.
– Artificial or occasional: There is a rule or an appointment.
– A long lasting.
- Secondary: They have objectives and structure. They belong to a system (organization, nation, school, etc.)
2. The own consideration of the members to the group:
– Membership: one in which lies at a given time.
– Reference: belongs to only one (or two). Identification of members with value systems and standards thereof.
3. According the number of common features of the members.
4. According the goal or objective:
– Working groups: Their objective is to develop a productive work. (articles, services,etc)
– Self-Experience groups: Their main objective is to reflect on own group behavior and on individual behavior within the group.
– Discussion: This a solving problems group. They can be sorted in:
- Obligatory subject.
- Free subject
- Free subject within a general subject.
Some Working Team Performance Standards:
– All the members of the group must work for a specific common objective.
– The feelings of each member of the group must have in mind.