The Chapters on Groups in Textbooks of Luthans and Robbins are used as the basis for developing the understanding of the research output on behavior of people in groups and teams in organizations.
Describe the basic nature of groups; the dynamics of group formation and the various types of groups.
Discuss the implications that research on groups has for the practice of management.
Explain the important dynamics of informal groups and organizations.
Present the newly emerging team concept and practice.
1. Define group and distinguish the different types of groups.
2. Identify the five stages of group development
3. Show how role requirements change in different situations.
4. Demonstrate how norms and status exert influence on an individual’s behavior.
5. Show how group size affects group performance.
6. Contrast the benefits and disadvantages of cohesive groups.
7. Contrast the strengths and weaknesses of group decision making.
8. Compare the effectiveness of interacting, brainstorming, nominal, and electronic groups.
9. Evaluate evidence for cultural differences in group status and social loafing as well as the effects of diversity in group.
Define group and distinguish the different types of groups.
We define a group as two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives.
Groups can be either formal or informal.
In OB, the concept is applied to the dynamics of members in both formal work groups, informal groups of the organization and teams.
A comprehensive definition of group would say that if a group exists in an organization, its members
1. Are motivated to join.
2. Perceive the group as a unified unit of interacting people.
3. Contribute in various amounts to the group processes (that is, some people contribute more time or energy to the group than do others.)
4. Reach agreements and have disagreements through various forms of interaction.
Team is concept that is being separated from Group.
Team has shared leadership roles.
Team has individual and mutual accountability.
Types of Groups
Research Issues to be Explored.
23rd May Management Knowledge Revision Plan
Groups and Teams