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ORGANIZATIONAL GROUP PROCESSES Robbins Chapter 8
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Introduction to Groups Organizations are moving more and more to group- based work This chapter Formal vs. informal groups Group structure Group decision making Group effectiveness
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Defining and Classifying Formal vs. informal groups What is an example of each Examples:
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More sub classification Command groups – Task groups – Interest groups – Friendship groups –
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Five-Stage Model
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Problems with the model Are the stages linear? What makes a group effective? Do high levels or low levels of storming help a group? Can groups go backward? Which stage is most preferable? What about organizational context?
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Alternative Model Temporary groups don’t follow that model
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Punctuated-equilibrium
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Set of expected behavior for a given position Examples? Role identity
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course COMM 385 taught by Professor Keough during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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