Group Behavior in Organizations

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Final Paper Adam E. Alfi MGT415: Group Behavior in Organizations Professor Angela Gillette 3/28/2011 1
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The business world is a culture that has been going on for many generations across history. The changes that it has seen have been documented since the early times of man where people would exchange goods. But as people changed the way they did business and many aspects of the business world changed, like introducing currency for example, the culture itself began to change. People started to form companies, and the accumulation of wealth became a major purpose for businesses. The in the late century the introduction of shares and shareholders came about and the strategy of businesses took another turn yet again. This turn is what we see has become of our modern day business models, where companies are all about pleasing the stock holders, and finding ways to maintain their approval. One can argue that the direction of shareholders may have been a good move or a bad move for the business world, but it is a change that, never the less, allowed the business world to move into a new direction without looking back, and now, business are more about the bottom line and pleasing shareholders than ever before. With that in mind, companies now not only have to look at the bottom line and maintaining a good ratio to the overhead, but another major point that companies started to look into is productivity and how much production per dollar spent can they get out of their staff. Companies started to not only care about the money now, but also how much they can get out of their staff without paying for more people. Many theories were formulated and thought about over the years, but perhaps the best one is the idea of forming a team and having that team work towards a goal. In this class, we were educated on the idea of group behavior in organizations and how groups can enhance the dynamics of the business world. In this paper I will talk about the importance of groups in the 2
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modern business world, and how leaders, individuals, and social aspects can influence that dynamic either in a positive way or a negative one. In order for us to start this paper correctly, we must ask ourselves why is it important to understand the group dynamics in the business world. This may perhaps be a very tricky question to answer. We need to understand that a group may or may not work. Just because you have a group put together does not mean that nothing can go wrong. When dealing with a group, one must understand that you are dealing with a major variable that is as unpredictable as anything in our time. That variable is people. The uniqueness of people personalities is what makes a working group something to be admired. This is where you have all individuals in the group working towards a common goal, with little to no ego involvement in the process.
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