Every group is different, and so are individual participants and their relations to each other. Depending on these factors, different group dynamics can evolve. It is therefore important for a facilitator to be aware of the specific characteristics of a group, which can include but are not limited to:
- Cultural and social specific characteristics
- Hierarchies among individuals
- Traditional or progressive mind sets
The background and personal stories of group members – for instance, are they refugees/IDPs or members of a local community?