T-Group and sensitivity groups is also known as Laboratory held under the guidance and supervision of a person specially trained. Essentially this is conducted in groups in a very free atmosphere without constraints or restraining rules of behavior. There is lot of discussions and interactions about certain issues and is also lot about ones own behavior and conduct. The person involved comes to know how others feel about him and gradually realizes his strong and weak points. He comes to know that others feel differently about him compared to how he feels about himself. The individual becomes sensitive about oneself and learns to correct himself or herself. He or she learns to confront differences and conflicts with others and also how to resolve them in a constructive manner. This type of interaction is very useful in case of those who have been doing the same job for long time, remained secluded and also have to deal with many people. Learning about ones strong points as well as weak points can go a long way in changing one’s behavior and becoming more effective.
T-Group techniques extension is the personal growth laboratories. The possibility of occurrence of two types of developmental problem is there. The first being arrested development and the second being not developing up to ones full potentialities for a number of reasons. The first type of developmental problem calls for remedial or reparative strategies while the second one calls for stimulative enhancement strategies. Development laboratory interventions are based again on the positive assumption that every individual born as a normal being has some potentialities and that experiences and opportunities have to be provided for these potentialities to be translated into real action and performance. The individual himself is not aware and if discovered and identified there are strategies and programmes which can stimulate the individual and he can be not only enabled but empowered to develop these potentialities.