Explain the benefits of group membership and the needs and goals that can lead people to form or join groups.

Essay Question:
We have covered a lot of information on group dynamics, characteristics, and development during the course of this session! This essay is your chance to show all that you have learned. In your own words, please address the following:
Define what makes something a group.
Explain the benefits of group membership and the needs and goals that can lead people to form or join groups.
Summarize the stages of group development over time. Make sure to also discuss the impact that newcomers to the group can have and the ways in which group members behaviors affect one another.
Summarize organizational change. Detail why people tend to resist change and what leaders and other group members can do to overcome that resistance and facilitate change.