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Chapter7 - GROUPS ORGANIZATIONS Sociology Eleventh Edition...

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Sociology, Eleventh Edition GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition SOCIAL GROUP A social group is defined as: Two or more people who identify and interact with one another
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition NOT QUITE A SOCIAL GROUP Category People with common status Crowd Temporary cluster of people A group can have temporal status There are times when a crowd can become a group and then a crowd once more A large gathering of people at a football game A crowd that begins to riot may be considered a group
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition PRIMARY GROUPS Traits Small Personal orientation Enduring Primary relationships First group experienced in life Irreplaceable Security Assistance of all kinds Emotional to financial
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition SECONDARY GROUPS Traits Large membership Goal or activity orientation Formal and polite Secondary relationships Weak emotional ties between persons Short term Examples Co-workers Political organizations
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition GROUP LEADERSHIP Two roles : Instrumental Task oriented Expressive People oriented Three decision making styles : Authoritarian
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