Group process describes the comprehensive and integrated package of a group's experiences throughout its lifespan. Group process refers to all of the interactions, events, stages, methods, and processes experienced and used by a group and its members in the completion of their task or the meeting of their purpose. In other words, group process is how the group goes about doing what it does. The terms group process and group dynamics are often used interchangeably; however, a commonly accepted distinction is that ‘dynamics’ refers to individual elements of influence (e.g., norms as a dynamic) and ‘process’ refers to how the elements are interwoven over time.

Commonly known and accepted elements, or dynamics, of group process that affect a group's performance include shared vision, values, purpose, and ...

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