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Unformatted text preview: Jim Liu I LROB 1220 Social Influences on Work Effectiveness By Lyman W. Porter, Edward E. Lawler, and J. Richard Hackman A. Conditions within Groups that Moderate Their Impact on Work Effectiveness 1. Deviance and Group Effectiveness a. There is a process for how groups react to members who are deviances. b. When somebody steps out of line, others t ry to persuade or force him back to norm. c. By controlling discretionary stimuli, the more it can eliminate most deviances. 2. Dysfunctional Aspects of Eliminating Deviance from Group Norms a. By complying with the group, it may come at the expense of acceptance and commitment to the task. b. By eliminating deviances, the group loses opportunity to explore the usefulness of these attitudes, beliefs, norms that it is enforcing. c. I t is difficult for members to deal with questions of conformity, deviation, etc. 3. Why High Group Cohesiveness Can be Dysfunctional a. As cohesiveness increase, level of conformity to norms also increases....
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