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Author(s): John E. Barbuto, Jr., Megan Stevens
This essay presents the foundation for a group and team development model from a constructivist perspective. This model elevates Kegan’s (1994) meaning-making theory to the meso level. Meaning-making involves not only the cognitive structure necessary to interpret the environment, but also encompasses inter- and intra-personal understanding, which, at the team level, is a social process that changes based on the members of the team. Several propositions are stated for further study.