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The Importance Of Group Dynamics

This is a Monday’s Musings – Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

I think most of my Monday’s Musings entries comes from real life experiences. When irked, amused, I think it makes good content for Monday’s boliaoness posts.

During a brunch tasting on Saturday, I was discussing this topic with Esther, Elaine and Shasha. Well, mainly I jabbered nonstop about it. We talked about the importance of the group settings.

I think most people do not think much about Group Dynamics. But I do. I go into extremes about it.

For example, the selection of my bridesmaids. I chose all bloggers who had something in common. I did have other close friends that I did consider as bridesmaids but thought that the group dynamics would be weird with the rest, so I didn’t ask them.

Also, for Montigo Resorts. Skai and I had an extra room. We did ask a few couples but they weren’t free. Instead of offering to other couples that we knew, we decided to waste the room instead.

Why? Cos the group dynamics would be wrong. Would be weird. Would not be comfortable.

This is why I emphasise on group dynamics :

Bad group dynamics leads to low morale and low engagement.

When people get uncomfortable, they do not react well. They’ll won’t be themselves and they would want to end the event or gathering fast. Have I left earlier from bad group dynamics settings? Plenty of times. Most of my blogger pals may agree with me. For plenty of blogger events that we weren’t comfortable with, we’ll leave earlier. (This may not apply for men, I find men usually have a thicker skin and a more bochup attitude. :p)

Bad group dynamics leads to unhappiness and low productivity.

Very true. One of my colleagues once mentioned attending a food tasting with weird company. Uncomfortable scenarios, weird feelings, unhelpful people leads to unhappiness. Why low productivity? When there are bad group dynamics, people might not be comfortable in volunteering for tasks, uncomfortable feelings leads to unsatisfactory events. Irritating indian chief? Would other people get involved in the task? Maybe not.

I was once placed in a scenario where it was very weird group dynamics. Sent a few emails, no one bothered to reply. Gave a few chasers, no one cared. In the end, I couldn’t even give a flying fuck about that project. This is why I preferred to work in individual projects rather than group projects back in School.

Unless, we had a “solid” team, I rather run solo. Do not underestimate the importance of group dynamics.

And yes, this is yet another boliao musings post by yours truly as it was sparked by something that happened recently. Ah well. I guess I’m just feeling #underhappy.


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Well, this is my Monday’s Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this The Importance of Group Dynamics musing piece from me! Are there any other topics that you’ll like to hear from me? Do comment and I’ll muse about that ;)

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