Thursday, 1 March 2012

Can groups self organise?

My gut feeling is no!
I have been watching the discussion boards for our second task in my online learning course with interest, to see how the groups go about it. There seems to be an active member who poses the question and gets the balls rolling so that the participants assign the different roles
My question is whether this person feels themselves or if the other feel them as a leader. Do people elect a leader or are they self-elected or are the groups leaderless?
This was a serious issue when I did a team building course, and in the end we had to take a 2 hour calming down session to stop everyone hitting one another.
So does the group ever self-organise or is there someone pushing it along?

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