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Group Development Illustrated in Office Space The group development process contains five different stages of a groups life Each step involves activates directed both at performing the task and dealing with the interpersonal interactions within the group needed to accomplish the task An effective group deals with the challenges and issues of each stage and moves to the next stage In the movie Office Space we tried to accurately depict each stage in the groups development In order to understand the nature of the motivation of the group and the reactions of group members a brief overview of the movie must be explained The movie Office Space is about a young man named Peter Gibbons who works at Innotek a computer software company that is helping banks update their software for the year 2001 Peter Gibbons is unhappy with his job One day Peter decides that he has had too much and decides that him and some coworkers should get Innotek back for the mistreatment of their employees He consults with two coworkers about the idea of revenge against the company Peter and his coworkers Michael and Zahir come together to form a group and perform a set task Their goal is to slowly launder money from Innotek to their bank accounts over a long period of time A glitch in the computer software puts more money into Peters bank account than expected This large amount of money will be noticed easily within a few days and the group panics Peter decides that he will take the blame for the group and write and confession letter and give it to his boss with a check for the money that was taken Luckily a disgruntled employee named Milton burned Innotek to the ground The progressive model of development contains five stages Stage one is called the orientation to the task stage also known as the forming stage The group looks at task studies
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