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November 6, 2015
Lecture 9 – Groups and Teamwork
How were decisions made?
Who in)uenced decisions?
How could we have done better?
Did people listen to each other? Why or why not.
What roles did members adopt?
What behaviours helped or hindered?
How did people feel about the decisions?
Group – consists of two or more people interacting interpedently to achieve a
May be a formal or informal group
Groups require a fair amount of negotiation and trial-and-error before
individual members begin to function as a true group
Stages of Group Processes and E3ectiveness:
Stages have two models
Group structure – refers to characteristics of stable social organization of a
group or the way a group is put together
The most basic characteristics along which groups vary in size and member
Larger groups – less satisfaction with group membership
Type of task and how performance is de7ned in)uences relationship between
group size and performance