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Groups and Teams: Norms Group/ team norms: o Acceptable standards of behavior for members o Examples: meeting structure, dress code, etc. o How are norms established?: The way things have always been done Experiences/ habits First meeting activities Resolution of storming conflicts Explicit directions by those w/ power o To what behaviors do norms apply?: Important group/ team related behaviors Perhaps some non group/ team related behaviors but not many o To whom do they apply?: All members o Who can violate norms?: Group/ team leaders New members Valued group/ team members Less valued members o How strong are norms?: Very strong o How are they enforced?: Progressively: harsher the 4
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Unformatted text preview: th time than the 1 st o Can they be changed?: With great difficulty Through group/ team leaders Through changes in membership • What norms is Brooks trying to establish?: o Team unity o Effort o Conditioning o Bonding • Why are norms important?: o Increase of predictability of behavior o Reduce interpersonal problems o Clarify what is distinctive about group/ team o Influence group/ team cohesiveness Group cohesiveness: • Level of mutual attraction w/i a group/ team • Greater cohesiveness leads to: o Greater member satisfaction o Greater member participation o Greater member identification o Greater member conformity...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course BUSI 405 taught by Professor Blackburn during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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