Student Presentation Topics - Key Points Spring 2009

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Summary Compilation: BUAD 302 – Student Groups Teach Groups Topics 1. Effective Work Groups 2. Stages of Group Development 3. Focus Groups 4. Conflict in Groups 5. Effective Business Meetings 6. Mediated Groups/Mediated Corporate Communications Note : These are Key Summary Points – In addition, you are responsible for all the information in the book related to each of these areas as well as for understanding the underlying meaning of the material as presented in class.
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1. Effective Work Groups
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Work Group A work group consists of two or more individuals who function like a team and share a common goal. Work Group Defined
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Group Goal - Goal which is set in place by all the members of a group. allows for each member of the group to contribute to what they want the final product to be Specific Goal –The simple formula of “I will + (goal + performance measure) by (specific actions) Individual Goal – Goal set for the benefit of the individual within a group. Can be in consistent with the Group goal or separate from it. Consistent Goal – Complimentary goals; achieving one goal does not prevent the achievement of another Goal Setting
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Goal Setting Challenging Goals – Goals that require hard work and team effort. They motivate group members to do things beyond what they might normally accomplish. Acceptable Goals – Goals to which members feel personally committed.
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Norms Defined: Expectations for the way group members will behave while in the group They are developed early in the life of group Norms grow, change, and solidify as people get to know one another better They are formed through formal discussions as well as informal group process
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Violating Norms When group members violate norms they may be sanctioned Severity of the sanction depends on Importance of the norm that was violated The extent of the violation The status of the person who violated the norm
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Counterproductive Norms If nobody discourages a counterproductive behavior, it may quickly be established as a norm How to Change an Unproductive Norm 1. Observe the norm and its outcome 2. Describe the results of the norm to the group 3. Solicit the opinions of other members of the group
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2. Stages of Group Development
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Forming Definition: initial stage of group development during which people
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