seb323 week 5a - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 5a Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus Module 2: Managing People in Organisations Topic 1: Elements involved in managing people - Group Dynamics
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2 Motivating Factor Mismatches > It’s normal for individuals in any group to have their own specific mix of factors that motivate them > What must exist for any group is a common set of goals and objectives ± Otherwise the group will become increasingly dysfunctional ± A group is an organisation in itself – so it should have reasons to exist – Common goals and objectives > As long as they are not detrimental to the group’s goals and objectives, individual member’s motivating factors can usually be accommodated ± If not, then the group has not been correctly structured ± If there is no motivating factors for a particular individual to be part of a group • Then they don’t belong in their group • Their presence is often anti-productive > Poorly performing groups are often due to a problem with ORGANISING ± Transformational leadership would fix > But often management efforts to fix performance is attempted by ± Transactional leadership makes it worse PLANNING ORGANISING MOTIVATING CONTROLLING Groups Behaving Badly
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3 > Donald Trump ± Chairman and President of The Trump Organization ± Media personality > Avoid being a transactional leader Transactional Leadership X Transformational Leadership Jack Welch ± CEO and Chairman of GE • 1981 – 2001 ± Chemical Engineer > Aspire to be a transformational leader
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4 What is a Group ? > Two or more people who interact with each other to accomplish certain goals or meet certain needs > Formal group ± Management assembles the group and assigns its goals and objectives > Informal group ± Self-forming group that determines its own goals
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SEB SEB323 taught by Professor Cavenett during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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