Why do people form groups? What is the best way to solve a problem? What can eye movements tell me about the people I'm trying to communicate with? Pick up a copy of this book if you'd like to know the answers to these questions as well as many others dealing with small group and team communication.
Forming Storming Norming Performing presents the reader with an easy to understand, yet thorough trip through the world of small group communication. Egolf covers all the bases from a scientific standpoint, but doesn't forget that people without a Ph.D. are going to be reading it. Don't get confused, this book is no slouch by any means. Egolf delves deeply into topics from leadership roles to problem solving as well as many other facets of how small groups and teams function. Chapter 14 is especially interesting, as it deals with computer mediated communication. In an age where the Internet has been expanding the world of communication, Egolf shows how the power of technology can and will be beneficial, not to mention best used.
As a student of communication, I can honestly say that this will be one book that won't go back to the bookstore or to an underclassman at the end of the semester. Whether you are a student, professional, or just someone who wants to learn how to successfully communicate in small groups and teams...this should be an essential part of your collection or one to study before your next board meeting.