The Group Environment Scale (GES) assesses the social climate of groups and teams. It has been used in clinical and organizational settings to facilitate group counseling and team building, and to compare members’ and leaders’ views of their group or team. The GES is also useful for encouraging members and leaders to become involved in planning and changing the group or team, and in showing both members and leaders how their behavior influences team climate.
The GES includes three forms. Form R (Real) asks the members and leaders to describe their current group social environment as they perceive it. Form I (Ideal) asks members and leaders to describe the type of group environment they prefer. Form E (Expectations) asks members and leaders to describe their expectations of what a group will be like. All three forms (R, I, E) are included. Administration of a single form (R, I, or E) is counted as an administration, while administration of all three forms one time is counted as three administrations.
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