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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & WORK: CHAPTER 9 Kaumudi Misra ( [email protected] ) Instructor Foundations of Group Behavior Foundations of Group Behavior Feb 23 2011
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Misra: Organizational Level II: Groups or Teams Remember the three levels of OB? Individual Group Organization Teams or Groups are an integral unit of all organizations Department Work Group (as in this class) Project Team Study of Group/Team Processes and Functioning salient to study of Organizational Behavior
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Misra: Organizational Defining and Classifying Groups Group: Two or more individuals interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives Formal Group: Defined by the organization’s structure with designated work assignments establishing tasks Informal Group: Alliances that are neither formally structured nor organizationally determined Appear naturally in response to the need for social contact Deeply affect behavior and performance
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Misra: Organizational Subclassifications of Groups Formal Groups Command Group A group composed of the individuals who report directly to a given manager Task Group Those working together to complete a job or task in an organization but not limited by hierarchical boundaries Informal Groups Interest Group Members work together to attain a specific objective with which each is concerned Friendship Group Those brought together because they share one or more common characteristics
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Misra: Organizational Why People Join Groups Security Status Self-esteem Affiliation Power Goal Achievement
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Misra: Organizational Five Stages of Group Development Model
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Misra: Organizational The Five Stages of Group Development 1. Forming Members feel much uncertainty 1. Storming Lots of conflict between members of the group 1. Norming Stage Members have developed close relationships and cohesiveness 1. Performing Stage The group is finally fully functional 1. Adjourning Stage In temporary groups, characterized by concern with wrapping up activities rather than performance
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Misra: Organizational Critique of the Five-Stage Model Assumption: the group becomes more effective as it progresses through the first four stages Not always true – group behavior is more complex High levels of conflict may be conducive to high performance The process is not always linear Several stages may occur simultaneously Groups may regress Ignores the organizational context
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Misra: Organizational Temporary groups with deadlines don’t follow the five-stage model Punctuated-Equilibrium Model Temporary groups under deadlines go through transitions between inertia and activity—at the halfway point, they experience an increase
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course LABOR STUD 575:345 taught by Professor Misra during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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