Groups may have a specific task in mind, a common interest or may simply have as its purpose the personal development of the individual members. Group work may be standalone or can complement individual work. Groups may be made up of discrete team members or individuals across an organisation or even across different organisations. Consideration is given to issues such as conflicts of interest.
Groups can also be a space to explore interpersonal dynamics, particularly in organisations. Why is one person always angry? Why is another always late? The task is for the group to own the dynamics collectively, which are often replayed during the group work itself anyway, and to use its collective power to drive change.