Interest Groups

Interest Group is defined as “an organized body of individuals who try to influence public policy.” This system is designed so that interest groups would be an instrument of public influence on politics to create changes, but would not threaten the government much. Whether this is still the case or not is an important question […]

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Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States: The Politics of Remembrance

‘Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States: The Politics of Remembrance’ is a book written by Sherrow Pinder in which a critical evaluation of whiteness and its impacts on the American society is conducted with an intent to contribute to the nationwide debate on America’s past and the roots of racism. First, Pinder […]

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Teams & Groups

A group could be regarded as a family of people bonded together with a common interest, opinion or goal. It is a network of individuals connected together. Groups could be political groups, industrial union groups, academic discussion groups, business and social groups among others. As post homo-sapiens, our noble task of a group is to […]

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Developing group facilitation skills

It has become a trend that professionals are being called upon to manage teams and participatory processes which involves people with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, cultures and nationalities. Burke defines a facilitator as someone who uses knowledge of group processes to formulate and deliver the needed structure for meeting interaction to be effective (Burke, 2002). The […]

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Decision Making in Groups

John has gotten some facts right about groups and group dynamics. Groups can be very effective tools of achieving organizational goals if they are cohesive. It has been suggested that working with others can enhance individual performance at the workplace (Rothwell, R.D. (1979)). However, there are several factors that may adversely affect group performance. These […]

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