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Groups and Teams Key Terms- Cohesion – the degree to which members are motivated to remain in the group. Command -supervisory Groups- consists of a supervisor or manager and all those employees who report  directly to that supervisor or manager. Committees -Can be either permanent or temporary and they meet only occasionally and members report to  different permanent supervisors . Conformity: close adherence to the group’s norms by the individual members Formal Groups -groups established by the organization. Group - A set of people, usually from 3 to 20 with some degree of interaction and shared objectives Informal Groups -Groups established by individuals without the direct involvement of the organization Intragroup conflict- intragroup conflict- members of group all against each other on a task. Norms: a group’s shared standards that guide the behavior of its individual members. Process Conflict- Differences of opinion about the processes used to achieve the group’s goals.  Process costs: increasing costs of coordination as group size increases Relationship conflict: interpersonal differences among group members Role conflict: a group member faces two or more contrasting sets of expectations Role ambiguity: the expected behaviors for a group    member are not clearly      Psychological factors- Security needs, social support, self-esteem needs, status needs Differentiated status-Status: prestige that a person has in a group Task conflict -conflict that focuses on differences in ideas and courses of action in addressing the issues facing a  group Forming – the “getting acquainted” stage Storming –the “expressing differences of opinion” stage Team- A type or form of group with a higher degree of coordinated interaction and a defined stronger sense of  members’ personal responsibility for achieving specified group outcomes.
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[Type text] Review Questions What are the similarities and differences between a group and a team?  A group is a set of people, limited in number, who have some degree of mutual interaction and shared  objectives. A team is a type of group that has additional characteristics such as a high degree of 
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course MAN 3025 taught by Professor Doreengooden during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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