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Virtual Organization Development SIG: OD Tool Kit - Group Process Mapping

  • Thu, December 07, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Zoom


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OD Tool Kit: Group Process Mapping
Virtual Organization Development SIG

Oftentimes an OD client will request “teambuilding,” or present a situation in which members of a group or team “should work and play better” with each other. Or a group process intervention might be one of several facets of a multi-pronged effort. If we are to work effectively with a group, we first must understand how the group members interact: who focuses on the group task and how; who focuses on the group process and how; how power is manifested; who talks a lot and who doesn’t; who possesses influence and who doesn’t; and a myriad of other details that create a picture of how a group gets things done – and doesn’t.

A group process map is a depiction of how the group does its work. It’s created in real time while observing a group in action. A map provides the OD professional with information that assists in such tasks as formulating sub-groups, placing group members strategically, facilitating interactions, and diagnosing where a group is, compared to where it wants to be.

This workshop session will feature how to create a group process map, and how a map can be used to design and facilitate an intervention at an optimal level of complexity. The group will use a map example to analyze and make recommendations for a group intervention.

Your OD-SIG host is Deb Tobey, Ed.D:

Deb has been a practitioner/educator for over 25 years in OD, organizational change, human performance improvement, and workplace learning and development. Her background includes her solo OD consulting practice, Director of OD/Talent Management in two financial organizations and the State of Tennessee, and adjunct and full-time faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and George Washington University. Her doctorate is in HRD from Vanderbilt University, and she has authored/co-authored three books in the OD field.

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