chapter  5
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Work at the middle stages of the group: control issues

Just when members seem to have decided to invest in the group a change in atmosphere may occur which can at first be confusing and alarming to the more inexperienced group worker. Previously friendly or helpful individuals may suddenly reveal a less attractive side to their personality. Without warning the worker can find himself under attack, may be sabotaged, flouted, or even rejected; members start to fight with each other and everywhere there seems to be competition, conflict, and rebellion.