Definition: Group Development is a term used to indicate patterns in the way groups of people change over time and make decisions:
- Some theorists have claimed that groups develop through a more or less predefined (linear) series of STAGES (Unfreezing Moving Freezing, Tuckman's Team Development Stages).
- Others have said that GD is cyclic.
- Yet others have argued that GD happens while groups may or may not go through certain PHASES at some moment in time.
- Yet others have argued that GD is completely non-phasic.
Compared to the more formal team building, GD is viewed by most people as more informal and ad hoc.
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