Please note: This book is out of print, in the meantime a downloadable pdf has been made available.
“A wonderful guide to working with groups from a gifted facilitator” – Bob Brown
We can spend a lot of time in groups – work, community, recreation and family. Sometimes groups work well and sometimes they don’t. Common problems include not getting along together, poor decision making and inefficient meetings. However, we don’t have to leave it to chance or just put up with things that don’t work that well. If you want to work better with others, this is the book for you.
Director of the Groupwork Institute of Australia, Glen Ochre, brings together more than 40 years’ experience to unravel the intricate dynamics of groups. Her practical guide focuses on situations where problems most often arise and provides the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how to overcome them.
Glen’s insights can be applied to all sorts of group settings – community, workplace, therapy, lobbying – wherever people come together to work collaboratively. Her passion for the transformative potential of co-operation can be felt on every page. As many who have worked with Glen have attested, the skills she shares in her book are also skills for life.
Getting Our Act Together can help you to:
- Understand yourself in groups
- Get along with people
- Make decisions collaboratively
- Have great meetings
- Talk about difficult ‘stuff’
- Start a new group
- What to do when trouble strikes!
- Resolve conflict