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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Why people join groups? 1. Goal accomplishment- require cooperative efforts of others 2. Personal identity- self-esteem and confidence 3. Affiliation- people like to associate with one another 4. Emotional support- to handle pressures of daily life Stages of Group Development: 1. Orientation a. Aka “forming” b. When members learn about the purposes of the group and the roles of each member of the group c. Marked by caution, confusion, courtesy and commonality 2. Confrontation a. Aka Storming b. Changing of expectations of group members c. Marked by conflict, confrontation, concern and criticism 3. Differentiation a. Aka Norming b. How tasks and responsibilities will be divided among members and how members will evaluate each other’s performance c. Tasks are based on skills and abilities 4. Collaboration a. Aka performing b. Highest level of group maturity c. Feeling of cohesiveness and commitment to the group d. Individual differences are accepted without being labeled good/bad 5. Separation a. Adjourning stage where they decide to disband and go their separate ways Virtual Teams- group that relies on Technology to interact and accomplish its tasks Characteristics of Effective Teams: Atmosphere and Relationships (formal and reserved to friendly) Member Participation (some participate more than others or equal efforts) Goal Understanding and Accepting (no commitment to total commitment) Listening and sharing information (none to lots) Handling conflicts and disagreements Decision making Evaluation of member performance Expressing feelings Division of labor Leadership Attention to process Group Structure: Group norms- general expectations about how members ought to behave Group roles- task activities and responsibilities the group members perform Group size Size and Participation...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course MAN 3025 taught by Professor Clevenger during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08