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Chapter 10: Group Dynamics
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Groups: two or more freely interacting people with shared norms and goals and a common identity Formal group- formed by an organization Informal group- formed by friends or those with common interests
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Organizational Functions of Groups (Edgar Schein): Accomplish complex, interdependent tasks beyond the capabilities of individuals Generate new or creative ideas Coordinate interdependent efforts Provide a problem solving mechanism for complex problems requiring varied information and assessments Implement complex decisions Socialize and train newcomers
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Individual Functions of Groups (Edgar Schein): Satisfy individual need for affiliation Develop, enhance, and confirm the individual’s self esteem and sense of identity Give individuals an opportunity to test and share their perceptions of social reality Reduce the individuals anxieties and feelings of insecurity and powerlessness Provide a problem solving mechanism for personal and interpersonal problems
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The Group Development Process (Bruce Tuckman): Forming Storming Norming- the establishment of group cohesiveness- “we”- cohesive groups also need to be congruent Performing Adjourning
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