DQ's4 - What are group norms, and what role do they play in...

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What are group norms, and what role do they play in behavior and cohesiveness of the group? Group norms are accepted standards of behavior which a group shares among it members. Cohesiveness is affected by norms because members of the group will be more attracted to the members of their group that are most like then and follow the set of social and behavioral norms in which they generally live. Diversity can both help and hurt a group. Homogeneous groups, or groups in which the members are alike, relationships are built quickly, so engaging is easier and fast tracked. On the other hand ideas, view points and creativity may be limited. In a Heterogeneous group, or one that is diverse, a wide variety of talent, ideas, information and varied perspectives is available to the group. The problem with a diverse group is in the initial stages, the problems are generally communication and bonding issues. How are the three characteristics of effective teams evident in each of Tuckman's five stages of team development? Provide examples to support your response. In the forming stage the characteristics can be seen as members begin to interact with one another, goals
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MNG 500 taught by Professor Linkiden during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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