The success or failure of a group depends upon so many factors. Group member resources, structure (group size, group roles, group norms, and group cohesiveness), group processes (the communication, group decision making processes, power dynamics, conflicting interactions, etc.) and group tasks (complexity and interdependence).
1. Group Member Resources:
The members’ knowledge, abilities, skills; and personality characteristics (sociability, self- reliance, and independence) are the resources the group members bring in with them. The success depends upon these resources as useful to the task
2. Group Structure: A. Group Size: Group size can vary from 2 people to a very large number of people. Small groups of two to ten are thought to be more effective because each member has ample opportunity to take part and engage actively in the group. B. Group Roles: In formal groups, roles are always predetermined and assigned to members. Each role shall have specific responsibilities and duties and more. There are, however, emergent roles that develop naturally to meet the needs of the groups. C. Group Norms: They are typically created in order to facilitate group survival, make behavior more predictable, avoid embarrassing situations, and express the values of the group. D. Group Cohesiveness: Cohesiveness refers to the bonding of group members or unity, feelings of attraction for each other and desire to remain part of the group.