Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion

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Which of these terms describes the degree to which group members come together as one unit to reach a common goal?

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1. Which of these is not considered a characteristic of cohesive groups?

2. Which of these terms is used to describe a sequence of planned activities aimed at improving teamwork to increase group cohesion and effectiveness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of team building processes and how these can help form cohesion within a group. You will be quizzed on specific terms and team building types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Term used to describe when a group comes together as one to reach a common goal
  • The ability to identify the characteristics of a cohesive group
  • Word used to describe a sequence of planned activities designed to improve teamwork
  • Type of team building that is used to help group members understand who each member is and how to improve communication
  • Variety of team building that aims to improve specific teamwork skills needed to reach the goal of the group

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cohesiveness as an integral factor in the success of a group
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about team building in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast activity-based and skills-based team building types
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why team building is important in reaching group cohesion

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Becoming a Cohesive Group: Using Team Building to Increase Group Cohesion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cohesion
  • Explain team building and why it is important to work groups
  • Identify three types of team building
  • List and define each of these team building types
  • Use the example of team building and cohesion in a sports team to illustrate the concepts discussed in the lesson
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