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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras GROUP BEHAVIOUR Dr. M. Thenmozhi Professor Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai 600 036 E-mail: mtm@iitm.ac.in
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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras Group Behaviour
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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras INTRODUCTION TO GROUP BEHAVIOUR What are Groups? Two or more individuals, interacting and Interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives Group Behaviour Group behaviour emanates from the causes that contribute to the group’s effectiveness. ¾ The well structured, well defined role and status hierarchy, able leadership, well developed norms and strong cohesiveness a group has, the greater is the groupthink. ¾ Groupthink is defined as “ the deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement in the interest of group solidarity.” As groups function and interact with other groups, they develop their own unique set of characteristics including structure, cohesiveness, roles, norms and processes. As a result, groups may cooperate or compete with other groups, and intergroup competition can lead to conflict.
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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras WHY DO PEOPLE WORK IN GROUPS ? Security ¾ By joining a group, individuals can reduce the insecurity of “standing alone.” People feel stronger, have fewer self-doubts, and are more resistant to threats when they are part of a group. Status ¾ Inclusion in a group that is viewed as important by others provides recognition and status for its members. Self-Esteem ¾ Groups can provide people with feelings of self-worth. That is, in addition to conveying status to those outside the group, membership can also give increased feelings of worth to the group members themselves. Power ¾ What cannot be achieved individually often becomes possible through group action. There is power in numbers. Goal Achievement ¾ There are times when it takes more than one person to accomplish a particular task; there is a need to pool talents, knowledge, or power in order to complete a job.
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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT Forming ¾ The first stage in group development, characterized by much uncertainty Storming ¾ The second stage in group development, characterized by intragroup conflict Norming ¾ The third stage in group development, characterized by close relationships and cohesiveness Performing ¾ The fourth stage in group development, when the group is fully functional Adjourning ¾ The final stage in group development for temporary groups, characterized by concern with wrapping up activities rather than task performance
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Management Science I Prof. M.Thenmozhi Indian Institute of Technology Madras A SCHEMATIC OF THE STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT Prestage 1 Stage I Forming Stage II Storming Stage III Norming Stage IV Performing Stage V Adjourning
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