Sunday, June 26, 2016

Small Group Dynamics - Structure

After an 11day trip to Ukraine and then a family vacation, I am back in the saddle.

Below is a simple observation I have made related to small group dynamics after 35+ years of leading them in various settings and with various sorts of people. I hope it is of value to you and to those you serve.

Small groups that have a greater depth of relationship require less structure. Groups that lack a depth of relationship require more structure.

Relationship >

<-------------------------------------------------------------->                                                                                < Structure
As relational depth grows, less and less structure is required for the group's health and productivity.
Structure includes: well defined parameters for day, time, frequency, duration, subject matter, number of times to meet together, leadership and hosting roles, etc...

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