6 Structure

The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre,
Observe degree, priority, and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office, and custom, in all line of order;
Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

Chapter Case Study – The Group Stranded in the Andes

  • El Milagro De Los Andes is devoted to the post-rescue lives of the rugby team that struggled to survive in the Andes and is described in the book Alive. This site is in Spanish, but you can translate it using Altavista’s Babelfish.
  • Nando Parrado, who survived the crash in the Andes and the hike down, recounts his experiences in his book “Miracle in the Andes.”

General Resources

  • National Social Norms Resource Center describes a method of dealing with negative, unhealthy behaviors (such as drinking excessive amounts of alcohol) by helping people calibrate their perceptions of the norms pertaining to these behaviors.
  • Roles in Teams, developed by Dr Meredith Belbin describes three categories of roles that exist in performing groups: action roles, people roles, and cerebral roles.
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