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Chapter 8 - Learning Outcomes: Group Behavior Describe the...

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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 1 Learning Outcomes:  Group Behavior Describe the types of groups. Outline the reasons people join groups. Describe the five states of group  development. Explain the punctuated equilibrium model. Discuss the three types of teams. Review the issues critical to team  organization and success. Explain groupthink, groupshift, and escalation  of commitment.
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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 2 Group Defined  A group is a collection of two or more  interacting individuals with a stable  pattern of relationships who share  common goals and who perceive  themselves as being a group.
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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 3 Types of Groups Formal Groups Command Groups Task Groups
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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 4 Types of Groups Formal groups are defined by the  organizational structure: Command groups – Groups defined by the  organizational chart, i.e., the engineering  group. Task groups – Focus is on completing a  task, i.e., quality circles.
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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 5 Types of Groups Informal Groups Interest Groups Friendship Groups
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Chapter 8 Copyright 2009  Vandeveer,  Menefee 6 Types of Groups Informal groups are groups that form to  respond to common interests or social 
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