3-31-08 - Group 1. Group is two or more freely interacting...

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Group 1. Group is two or more freely interacting individuals who share norms, goals and have common identity. 2. Background a. Formal groups are formed by the org. to accomplish its obligations i. Decision Making ii. Production iii. Command group- A group composed of the individuals who report directly to a given manager iv. Task group-The working together to complete a job task. b. Informal groups are formed by members for their own purposes-social contact. i. Interest group- Those working together to attain a specific objective with which each is concerned. (support peer who was fired) ii. Friendship group- Those brought together because they share one or more characteristic. 3. Five Stage Group-Development Model- groups go through five distinct stages forming, storming, norming performing, and adjourning. a. Forming- The first stage in group development, characterized by much uncertainty. “testing waters” b. Storming- intra-group conflict—conflict on who will control group c. Norming- close relationships and cohesiveness—camaraderie d. Performing- Group is fully functional e. Adjourning- wrapping up activities. 4. Roles- A set of expected behavior patterns attributed to someone occupying a given position in a social unit. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course MGT 400 taught by Professor Roth during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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3-31-08 - Group 1. Group is two or more freely interacting...

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