When team composition changes: The good and the bad

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

Bob joins the team, and the honeymoon period is over. Are others’ morale soaring or plummeting? Are you seeing alliances and/or alienations among various people? Are you seeing morale soar and people grow?

Jennifer leaves the team. Does the morale escalate or de-escalate? Are alliances formed and strengthened among certain people who remain? Or is there a different scenario that unfolds?

Social pschologists study group dynamics from many different angles. Start a discussion with your own experience. I’ll supply what the research has to say about whatever the various dynamics. Pose a question for a quick response. Learn how to avoid repeating disaster and other tips. On the upside, learn what practices work and cause teams to thrive.