We had been given the following task: To observe our group, LBI15S, and to determine at which stage of group development it is currently, and how can the aforementioned be observed. I will be using the 5-Stage Group Development Model to illustrate the progress of LBI15S. The stages are as follows:
In my personal opinion, the LBI15S is in a transitional stage between steps 2 and 3, with occasional hints of stage 1. I base this on the observation that even though the group usually manages to complete the tasks given, and on the surface, the members behave politely for the most part, there is a rebellious attitude in the air. This manifests as tardiness, absence without proper explanation, failure to pay attention to task instructions or the lecture at hand, the existence of sub-groups and visible hesitation to socialize outside them. More of my thoughts on tardiness etc. can be read here.
Only time will tell if/when we achieve stage 3 and the further ones. Hopefully sooner than later.