I agree that organizations should use the group structure as a basic building block for designing
and organizing jobs. My previous company used this method and it worked quite well. It was a
method of grouping and organizing tasks that needed to be accomp
The group that has power in my organization is the director and the training managers.
Although they are essentially the final approvers for what we write for the customers, we also
hold power through knowledge since we are the subject matter experts.
One of the informal groups I belong to in my workplace is in simulation. We all share a common
interest and goals on making our simulation exercises interesting to the customers in the
maritime industry. The norms, or rules, of the group tend to influence
I believe there are many factors that influence group members to conform to a groups norms.
For example, I would be willing to conform to a groups norms if the norms helped me enhance
who I am as a person. Most of us join groups with some kind of expectat
While working with my previous company, we had a new project where we had to write a full
course of instruction for the Australian Navy on the navigation systems that we built at the
company. We had a total of five people working on the project, and the g
Tuckmans Sequential Stage Theory consist of the phases of development, which are forming,
storming, norming, performing and adjourning (Losh, (2011).
Forming This is the initial stage when the group is formed. Usually little is known by the group
For this assignment and my final project I have decided to examine groups within an educational
institution, which I am a part of. I will assume that I am part of a research team examining
working groups in the organization in which I work to determine fa
Decisions are made in my workgroup by setting goals. Group goals provide a vision to motivate
members and can charge them with idealism. The type of goals a group adopts also may facilitate
group performance (Losh, 2011). One model, we use to create or mo