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Unformatted text preview: 4. Groups Contribute to Larger Organization Social organization at the "formal level" is sufficiently large that continuous interaction among all actors is impossible. Even in large organizations interaction between individuals still occurs in small groups. The interaction of small groups within the frame work of larger organizations reaffirms the social patterns of the larger social organizations. 5. Groups Define Reality for the Individual The group's definition of reality is a pattern that the individual assumes. The individual forms expectations about the world through group involvement. One learns within the group what the important issues are and the guide lines (the rules) that the group expects you to live by....
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