The Procedure of Group Work in Two- and Three-Dimensional Dynamic Networks
15 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2015
Date Written: May 30, 2014
Our article describes tools for managing group dynamics in primary units of different organizations by implementing suggested algorithms and rules of interaction for its members that together make up a dynamic network. A dynamic network is a variable structure of organizations that regulates and maintains free of conflicts the interaction of all its members by their cyclic restructuring into little groups of different functional designation according to a certain algorithm that ensures production, coordination and taking of collective decisions by the members from the positions of “equal-to-equal” and their implementation in a complex of temporary hierarchical project, executive and process groups headed by executors in charge.
The algorithm of production, coordination and taking of collective decisions was developed by way of combining two components:
1) the procedure of classic brainstorming, when at the first stage participants voice their suggestions without any criticism and at the second stage the suggestions are discussed in groups consisting of other members;
2) the method of cross-groups applied in pedagogy that implies learning parts of a certain scope of information in primary groups and teaching each other these parts by the members in cross-groups.
The work of the participants is free of conflict thanks to the algorithmic reproduction of their interaction as that of representatives of the earlier dissolved functional groups – bearers of consensual group decisions, rather than that of individual persons. Potential intergroup conflicts are overcome due to the continuous altering of the content of the cross-groups, which helps to establish a field of trust among all participants and makes it impossible to fix an internal group framework.
Decisions are implemented in accordance with the provisions of contemporary project and process management.
The suggested algorithm of production, coordination and taking of collective decisions in a dynamic network may be used for holding seminars, conferences, meetings or forums – i.e. events that involve large groups of people.
Keywords: dynamic networks, group work, cross-groups, group dynamics, coordination group, personal conflict, socio-political organizations
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