IN THIS SUMMARY
People take part in group activities in countless aspects of their lives, but truly exceptional group experiences are rare. Groups that can harnesses the energy to satisfy their goals and surpass expectations have a profound affect on their members, who often testify to the “transformative” power of their experience. Discovering how to create these groups is therefore of great value to organizations and individuals alike.
In Extraordinary Groups, Geoffrey M. Bellman and Kathleen Ryan use the results of an extensive field study to describe the factors behind exceptional teams, identifying the characteristics that define them and exploring ways to encourage their behaviors. Using their Group Needs Model, the authors explain how satisfying core Self, Group, and World needs is the key to nurturing transformative experiences. When these needs start being satisfied, an ordinary group is capable of rising to dizzying heights.