Chapter 9_notes - Chapter 9: Understanding Groups and...

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Chapter 9: Understanding Groups and Managing Work Teams What Is a Group? •Group –Two or more interacting and interdependent individuals who come together to achieve specific goals What Are the Stages of Group Development? •Forming Stage: Has two phases. First join the group. Second define purpose, structure, and leadership. •Storming Stage : The second stage of group development which is characterized by intragroup conflict. •Norming Stage : The third stage of group development which is characterized by close relationship and cohesiveness. •Performing Stage: The fourth stage of group development, when the group is fully functional and works on the group task. •Adjourning Stage : The final stage of group development for temporary groups, during which groups prepare to disband. •Role –Behavior patterns expected of someone who occupies a given position in a social unit •Norms –Standards or expectations that are accepted and shared by a group’s members •Status –A prestige grading, position, or rank within a group
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course MANAGAMENT 1301 taught by Professor Perry during the Spring '11 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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Chapter 9_notes - Chapter 9: Understanding Groups and...

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