PWO wk5_07 - Week 5- Chap 6 & 7 Groups and Teams at...

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Groups and Teams at work 1. First we will define groups and explain what types of groups exist in organisations 2. List and describe some of the key concepts that underpin managing effective groups 3. Explore groups as an open system and review their sequential characteristics. 4. Define teams and explain the difference between groups and teams 5. Explain the factors that affect team performance and cohesiveness
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Types of groups in organisations Formal groups 1. Permanent formal work groups 2. Temporary formal work groups Informal groups Friendship groups Interest groups
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Purposes of groups in organisations Groups can help to: Meet organisational needs Satisfy the needs of their individual members There are advantages and disadvantages Refer to Table 6.1, p. 196
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Managing Groups for Effectiveness Groups and task performance Synergy Social loafing Disruptive behaviour Group effectiveness Effective groups: Refer Effective manager, p. 197 Groups as open systems Refers Fig. 6.3, p. 198 Sub-goal optimisation: Is this good or bad??
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Organisational setting Goals and rewards Resources, spatial arrangements and technologies Cultures and structures that value and support A Group Exercise: What would you do? p. 200 Nature of the group task General membership characteristics Membership homogeneity-heterogeneity Status Group size Is there is an optimum size group? Discuss!
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PWO wk5_07 - Week 5- Chap 6 & 7 Groups and Teams at...

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