Group Dynamics - Group Dynamics: the Essence of Leadership...

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Group Dynamics: the Essence of Leadership I. Definitions of Groups A. Individuals who interact with one another B. A social unit consisting of two or more people who see themselves a member of a group C. People who are joined together to achieve a common goal D. A collection of people who influence one another II. General Group Structures A. Collectivist Groups – focus on shared goals B. Individualist Groups – focus on individual goals III. The Good and the Bad of Groups A. The Good 1. Productivity 2. Effective Decision Making 3. Effective Problem Solving 4. Consideration of Others 5. Emotional Bonds 6. Synergy B. The Bad 1. Risk Taking without Forethought 2. Extreme Positions 3. Social Loafing 4. Anonymity Leading to Antisocial Behaviors 5. Poor Treatment of Outsiders 6. Barrier to Creativity and Growth IV. Reasons for Joining a Group A. To Meet the Need for Affiliation B. To Help Meets Shared Goals C. To Gain Prestige V. Elements of a Group A. Shared Goals B. Membership C. Cohesion 1. Social Cohesion – interpersonal glue that holds the group
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