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MGT415-Group - Group Effectiveness Jennifer Baxter Group Behavior in Organizations MGT 415 Dr Guire June 8 2009 I am a member of the District Six

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Group Effectiveness Jennifer Baxter Group Behavior in Organizations MGT 415 Dr. Guire June 8, 2009
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I am a member of the District Six Firefighter’s Association, as well as hold the position of Secretary-Treasurer for the group. I consider this to be an important group because of the role we play and the people we serve within our county. We prove to be an effective group based on the tasks we accomplish through effective and efficient communication. Our members, me included, must possess leadership abilities, not only amongst ourselves, but also when interacting with the public. In doing so, we display both verbal and nonverbal communication skills in order to accomplish our projected agenda. According to Johnson & Johnson (2009), “to be effective, group members have to 1) ensure each other’s commitment to clear mutual goals that highlight members’ interdependence, 2) ensure accurate and complete communication among members, 3) provide leadership and appropriate influence, 4) flexibly use decision-making procedures that ensure all alternative courses of action receive a fair and complete hearing and that each person’s reasoning and conclusions are challenges and critically analyzed, and 5) resolve their conflicts constructively” (pg 43). Based on this account, my group proves to be effective determined by the qualities we posses and the goals we achieve. As an officer of the group, I retain a higher level of leadership than other members simply because I am in charge of the group’s finances in which I gauge our spending limits and make monetary decisions which affect the Association, all the group’s members included. In addition to my responsibilities, and along with the President and Vice President, we must also possess strong leadership abilities. We are responsible for developing programs, organizing fundraisers, and hosting events, and therefore need to provide the direction and structure that enables the help of our members. Another aspect of leading the group is the capability of supplying the members with the resources that they will need to aid them in organizing and
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implementing tasks. While pulling together a pancake breakfast fundraiser that will draw approximately 500 people from the community, a great amount of effort is needed by all members, as well as direction from the officers in order to bring all the elements together with as few problems as possible. We (the officers) must address issues such as raffle prizes, obtaining health permits, advertising and also inquiring about donations from local businesses. Members need to be advised on guidelines and timelines to follow so that they are able to accomplish tasks assigned to them that enable the entire project to be labeled a success; purchases must be
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MGT415-Group - Group Effectiveness Jennifer Baxter Group Behavior in Organizations MGT 415 Dr Guire June 8 2009 I am a member of the District Six

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