2025MGT Lecture 7 0802

2025MGT Lecture 7 0802 - Chapter 9 Foundations of Group...

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Chapter 9 Foundations of Group Behaviour
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2 Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Differentiate between formal and informal groups. 2. Explain how role requirements change in different situations. 3. Describe how norms exert influence on an individual’s behaviour. 4. Define social loafing and its effect on group performance. 5. Identify the benefits and disadvantages of cohesive groups. 6. List the strengths and weaknesses of group decision making. 7. Contrast the effectiveness of interacting, brainstorming, nominal and electronic meeting groups.
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3 Group(s) Two or more individuals interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives Formal Group A designated work group defined by the organisation’s structure Informal Group A group that is neither formally structured nor organisationally determined; appears in response to the need for social contact Defining and Classifying Groups
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4 Command Group A group composed of the individuals who report directly to a given manager Task Group Those working together to complete a job or task Interest Group Those working together to attain a specific objective with which each is concerned Friendship Group Those brought together because they share one or more common characteristic Defining and Classifying Groups
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5 The Five-Stage Model of Group Development 1. Forming Stage The first stage in group development, characterised by much uncertainty 2. Storming Stage The second stage in group development, characterised by intragroup conflict 3. Norming Stage The third stage in group development, characterised by close relationships and cohesiveness 4. Performing Stage The fourth stage in group development, when the group is fully functional 5. Adjourning Stage The final stage in group development for temporary groups, characterised by concern with wrapping up activities rather than performance
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6 Roles Norms Status Cohesiveness Group Properties
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7 Group Properties—Roles Role(s) A set of expected behaviour patterns attributed to someone occupying a given position in a social unit
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2009 for the course MANAGEMENT 2025MGT taught by Professor Davidponton during the One '08 term at Griffith.

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2025MGT Lecture 7 0802 - Chapter 9 Foundations of Group...

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