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English translation: Group image

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23:06 Jul 24, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Gruppenspiegel
The context is business training and group exercises for developing business skills.
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:37
English translation:Group image
Explanation:
After looking at the websites below, I think -- unless an expert in psychology can provide an "official" term -- that group image or group snapshot is the best choice. In one of the descriptions provided, the members of the group introduce themselves in round robin fashion and add something personal about themselves beyond their names; however, from that context I understand the term to refer not to the process of introducing themselves, but to the chart that results from that.

Also, while group mirror would seem to be an acceptable choice, I don't know if it would be easily understood without a definition. I couldn't find any google hits to back that context up, most of them were dealing with computers. Group image or snapshot might be more easily understood without additional explanation.

Hope this helps!

http://anata.synflux.com.au/eew.html
Claire Edwards will facilitate an art therapy group exploration of the workshop theme of Springing Forth: Growth & Renewal. The focus of the workshop will be to create a group image. The process will include guided imagery, music, discusssion, movement and fun

[PDF] www.eggplant.org/pdf/community.pdf
... the ability to focus. They are excellent for transitions. Group Mirror One person
stands facing everyone in the class. They can stand anywhere in the class. It ...
Text version - Similar pages


Games for Building Community
... Group Mirror One person stands facing everyone in the class. They can stand anywhere
in the class. It is important everyone has a clear view of the person ...
www.eggplant.org/ideas/combuild/combuild.html - 7k


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Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 22:37
Grading comment
Wow this one got you all talking! I googled but all I got was "This group mirror that population", I also found a business game expert and called him. He told me there's no way they call it "group mirror" but he couldn't give a better word. I decided on "group snapshot" but it was really close between that and "group introduction".
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Summary of answers provided
na +1group mirror
Mats Wiman
naon second thought...Beth Kantus
naGroup imageBeth Kantus
na -1group introductionMarcus Malabad
na -1list of participantsjoanne_r


  

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19 mins peer agreement (net): -1
list of participants


Explanation:
Used in this sense for example in a description of 'getting to know each other' games.


    Reference: http://www.uni-greifswald.de/~fsrpsych/harb/kennenlernen.pdf
joanne_r
Local time: 03:37
PRO pts in pair: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mats Wiman: No evidence in document supporting translating
5 mins
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21 mins peer agreement (net): +1
group mirror


Explanation:
seems to be a concept beinge confirmed at this site:
http://www.audiotapes.com/product.asp?ProductCode='TTHT12AB'


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 04:37
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: Mats, it's only a title of a book, nothing said about 'business training'
8 mins
  -> True! It's a book about 'Group mirror' psychology techniques.
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26 mins peer agreement (net): -1
group introduction


Explanation:
From the first link below (explaining what a 'Gruppenspiegel' is):

Der Einstieg in den Workshop wird häufig auch als „Visitenkarte“ eines Workshops bezeichnet. Dabei wird deutlich, daß mit einem gelungenen Einstieg der Grundstein für die weitere Zusammenarbeit gelegt wird.

Kennenlernen der Teilnehmer untereinander und Auftauen, also das Schaffen einer entspannten und offenen Atmosphäre, sind die Hauptziele des Workshops.

Dabei hat der Moderator verschiedene Methoden, den Einstieg zu gestalten.

Ein Beispiel ist der GRUPPENSPIEGEL, also ein Plakat beispielsweise in Form eines Sitzplanes, in das jeder der Teilnehmer seinen Namen und möglicherweise auch noch andere Aspekte, die ihn charakterisieren eintragen soll. Eine Vorstellrunde könnte sich an ein solches Plakat anschließen.

Sounds like 'group introduction' to me:
http://www.rtnda.org/training/ethagenda.shtml








    Reference: http://www.psychologie.uni-bielefeld.de/ae/ae10/Lehre/Ss_200...
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 04:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mats Wiman: No proof of English word 'Group mirror'
25 mins
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6 hrs
Group image


Explanation:
After looking at the websites below, I think -- unless an expert in psychology can provide an "official" term -- that group image or group snapshot is the best choice. In one of the descriptions provided, the members of the group introduce themselves in round robin fashion and add something personal about themselves beyond their names; however, from that context I understand the term to refer not to the process of introducing themselves, but to the chart that results from that.

Also, while group mirror would seem to be an acceptable choice, I don't know if it would be easily understood without a definition. I couldn't find any google hits to back that context up, most of them were dealing with computers. Group image or snapshot might be more easily understood without additional explanation.

Hope this helps!

http://anata.synflux.com.au/eew.html
Claire Edwards will facilitate an art therapy group exploration of the workshop theme of Springing Forth: Growth & Renewal. The focus of the workshop will be to create a group image. The process will include guided imagery, music, discusssion, movement and fun

[PDF] www.eggplant.org/pdf/community.pdf
... the ability to focus. They are excellent for transitions. Group Mirror One person
stands facing everyone in the class. They can stand anywhere in the class. It ...
Text version - Similar pages


Games for Building Community
... Group Mirror One person stands facing everyone in the class. They can stand anywhere
in the class. It is important everyone has a clear view of the person ...
www.eggplant.org/ideas/combuild/combuild.html - 7k




Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 22:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
Grading comment
Wow this one got you all talking! I googled but all I got was "This group mirror that population", I also found a business game expert and called him. He told me there's no way they call it "group mirror" but he couldn't give a better word. I decided on "group snapshot" but it was really close between that and "group introduction".
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6 hrs
on second thought...


Explanation:
after rereading my response, and your question (!), if a group exercise or game is involved, perhaps "Group Mirror" is the right choice
This website describes a game for building community called "Group Mirror" in which one person stands in front of the group and the rest of the people in the group must "mirror" his actions.
It seems to me that such a game could be adapted to a business training context.

Games for Building Community
... Group Mirror One person stands facing everyone in the class. They can stand anywhere
in the class. It is important everyone has a clear view of the person ...
www.eggplant.org/ideas/combuild/combuild.html - 7k




Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 22:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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