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4. Foundation of Group Behavior.

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IV. Foundation of Group Behavior
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Groups Classification Formal Groups - Command Group A group composed of the individuals who report directly to a given manager . -Task Group People who work together to complete a job task. Informal Groups -Interest Group People working together to attain a specific objective of the same interest. -Friendship Groups People who share one or more common interest and form a group.
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Stages of Group - Development 1. Forming Stage 2. Storming Stage 3.Norming Stage 4. Performing Stage 5. Adjourning Stage
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Group Properties Roles Norms Status Size Cohesiveness
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Group Property 1. Roles : A set of expected behavior patterns attributed to someone occupying a given position in a social unit. - Role perception - Role expectations - Role conflict
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Group Property ( Cont. ) 2. Norms : Acceptable standards of behavior within a group that are shared by the group’s members. - Performance norms
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Unformatted text preview: – level of acceptable work. -Appearance norms – what to wear -Social arrangement norms – Friendship -Allocation of resources norms – distribution and assignments of jobs and material. Group Property (Cont.) 3. Status : A socially defined position or rank given to groups or group members by others. Status derived from : 1. The power a person wields over others. 2. A person’s ability to contribute to a group’s goal. 3. Individual’s personal characteristic. Group Property (Cont.) 4. Size : Group size affects overall behavior of a group - Social loafing : The tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working in group than when working individually. How to prevent social loafing? Group Property (Cont.) 5. Cohesiveness : Degree to which group members are attached to each other and are motivated to stay in the group. How to encourage group cohesiveness?...
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  • Spring '11
  • Prof.H.M.Col
  • Sociology, command group

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