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Unformatted text preview: WEEK SEVEN Foundations of Group Behavior Please remember to bring with you: Case incident The danger of groupthink WEEK SEVEN Foundations of Group Behavior Groups Models of Group Development Group Properties Group Decision Making Implications for Managers Groups (1) 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 organizations structure. Informal Group A group that is neither formally structured now organizationally determined; appears in response to the need for social contact. Groups (2) 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 characteristics. Tuckmans Model of Group Development (1) Tuckmans Model of Group Development (2) Forming Stage The first stage in group development, characterized by much uncertainty. Storming Stage The second stage in group development, characterized by intragroup conflict. Norming Stage The third stage in group development, characterized by close relationships and cohesiveness. Tuckmans Model of Group Development (3) Performing Stage The fourth stage in group development, when the group is fully functional. Adjourning Stage The final stage in group development for temporary groups, characterized by concern with wrapping up activities rather than performance. Gersicks Punctuated Equilibrium Model (1) Sequence of actions:...
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2010 for the course MGT 3906 taught by Professor Syedakhtar during the Spring '10 term at City University of Hong Kong.

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