Organizational Behavior Case Study

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Organizational Behavior Case Study Presented to: Sharolyn Hergott BY: Mia Wigfall Due: Week 3
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There are five stages of team development. Which are Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. Forming stage - personal relations are characterized by dependence. Group members rely on safe, patterned behavior and look to the group leader for guidance and direction. Group members have a desire for acceptance by the group and a need to know that the group is safe. Rules of behavior seem to be to keep things simple and to avoid controversy.    In this stage, members attempt to become oriented to the tasks as well as to one another. Discussion centers around defining the scope of the task, how to approach it, and similar concerns. To grow from this stage to the next, each member must relinquish the comfort of non-threatening topics and risk the possibility of conflict.   To grow from this stage to the next, each member must relinquish the comfort of non-threatening topics and risk the possibility of conflict. Storming stage- characterized by competition and conflict in the personal- relations dimension an organization in the task-functions dimension. As the group members attempt to organize for the task, conflict inevitably results in their personal relations. Individuals have to bend and mold their feelings, ideas, attitudes, and beliefs to suit the group organization. Questions will arise about who is going to be responsible for what, what the rules are, what the reward system is, and what criteria for evaluation are. Because of the discomfort generated during this stage, some members may remain completely silent while others attempt to dominate. In order to progress to the next stage, group members must move from a "testing and proving" mentality to a problem-solving mentality.
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course BUSINESS 591 taught by Professor Hergott during the Fall '11 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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