Assessing Group Dynamics, 3e
Dimock Series on Groups

Hedley Dimock, Irene Devine    

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-896691-19-0 (1997)
70 pages, 100 g, 6 X 9, $7.50 (US$7.50)

This enhanced third edition of Assessing Group Dynamics presents the tools and procedures you'll need to assess your group's measurable achievements and performance standards, and to monitor the level of its development. Readers are provided with an understanding of the complex variables and interactions that take place in a group of people, and how to collect the vital information needed for analysis. New sections have been added on understanding work groups in the context of both their internal and external environments, as well as for analytical support and interpretation of information. This important resource will show you proven ways to increase personal and professional growth, by understanding and actualizing the potential of each individual group member.

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PART ONE Collecting Group Information

  • Observational Methods
  • Peer Nominations and Sociograms
  • The Social Relations Scale
  • Putting Sociometric Data to Work
  • Other Data Collection Methods
  • How to Facilitate the Use of Surveys

PART TWO Assessing Individual and Group Development

  • Assessment Designs
  • Methods of Collecting Information
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Information
  • Reporting Back to Your Group

PART THREE Understanding Work Groups and Their Environment


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Dr. Hedley Dimock is the Director of the Centre for Human Resource Development, an independent consulting and research organization located in Puslinch, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and has served on the faculties of eight other universities in Canada and the U.S., including McGill, Columbia, Toronto, and Concordia. Dr. Dimock has experience in recreational, educational, health service and community work settings and has worked with over 300 organizations across Canada. He has published extensively and five of his books have been published in Japanese.

With extensive experience in gender dynamics, Dr. Irene Devine joined Dr. Dimock to co-author the new editions of Making Workgroups Effective, Training for Planned Change and Managing Dynamic Groups, adding a fresh new dimension to the series. Dr. Devine is a member and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business at Ryerson Polytechnic University and was formerly Associate Dean in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration at Concordia University. She has also consulted with a variety of private and public organizations in Canada and the U.S., has taught courses on gender dynamics in France, Austria, and India, and has published articles in the area of women in organizations.