A group as a self-controlling system forms its own rules and structures.
Group-dynamic process analysis is concerned with behavioural manifestations in the here and now of a given group situation and reflects the following questions, among others:
What relationship patterns and constellations result, in the sense of coalitions, polarisations, sub-groups? How does the group deal with authority, influence, power, competition, conflicts and dependence? Are there trusting relationships, are closeness and intimacy permitted or are suspicion and disinclination to cooperate predominant? How is the gender question dealt with? According to what criteria does the group decide on who belongs to it? Which roles offered by the group are taken by whom? What range of functions is offered by the group and which are taken or not taken? What norms and standards does the group develop? How strong is the pressure to conform? What is the specific group culture?

An exchange of ideas by the group members about the group and themselves in the sense of a meta-communication makes it possible to recognise interactions and structures and makes changes possible both for the group as a whole and for the individual. The self-awareness of groups and their self-constitution go hand in hand, so that with increasing capacity for reflection, which may otherwise be called group maturity, it is possible to speak of a "self-aware collectivity" (Heintel).

Group-dynamics-orientated observation is helpful when group processes - in teams for instance - are to be made the object of a learning process. This form of observation makes it possible to work out how decisions are made and implemented in teams, conflict is employed productively, rifts are mended, the integration of outsiders can be made easier. The autonomous responsibility of team members can be strengthened, their self-awareness and perception of others can be sensitised and their competence at regulating group processes can be developed (see Supervision).

Group dynamics seminars are suitable for all who work with or lead groups and teams themselves. Within the protected framework of such a seminar - generally lasting five days - the opportunity is offered to experience and reflect on the complex process of group formation, thus gaining competence in the regulation of groups.