Discussion on Groups


Discussionon Groups

Discussionon Groups

Duringmy internship at a local hospital, I was assigned to a group of fourintern nurses, led by one registered nurse. The team of five nurseswas tasked to help the nurse on duty to do the rounds and monitor thestate of patients with the guidance of the registered nurse. Thegroup went through the four stages of group formation. The fourstages are forming,storming, norming, and performing (Rigolosi, 2013).The progression between these four stages was smooth, despite some ofthe group members had tensions between each other, making the groupget stuck at the norming stage. After a scuffle between two members,the group took longer to solve the issue and work as friends.

Duringthe stage, I played a critical role in uniting the members andrebuilding a friendly relationship. I was jovial and regularlyencouraged the members of unity as a key element for us to learn morefrom the registered nurse and perform tasks. However, I could haveplayed a more significant role if I had applied the information Ihave since learnt from this unit. I could have helped the members toform stronger goals in terms of human relations, which could haveshaped our daily relations towards unity.

Inthe group, the registered nurse was the one who was more likely to bea dominator because of managing us. However, she acted like a goodleader rather than just a dominant supervisor. The group membersenacted the role of the registered nurse as the team leader byrespecting her as the guider. Going forward, I would apply the teambuilding skills that I have learnt to avoid such challenges inworking with groups. I would adopt communication as the main strategyof maintaining a bond between the group members and avoid anypossible conflicts in the future.


Rigolosi,E.M. (2013). Managementand Leadership in Nursing and Health Care: An Experiential Approach.NewYork: SpringerPublishing Company