MGHB02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Punctuated Equilibrium, Group Cohesiveness, Role Conflict

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7. 1 define groups and distinguish between formal and informal groups. Interaction is the most basic aspect of a group suggest who is in and not in the group. All groups have one or more goals that their members seek to achieve. Group memberships are very important for 2 reasons. First, they are the social mechanisms by which we acquire many beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors. Secondly, groups provide a context in which we are to exert influence on others. Formal work groups: organization establish to facilitate the achievement of organizational goals. The most common formal group consists of a manager and the employees who report to that manager. The hierarchy of most organization is a series of formal, interlocked work groups. Other types of formal work group groups included task forces, project teams, and committees. Task forces and project teams are temporary groups that meet to achieve particular goals or to solve particular problems such as suggesting productivity improvements.

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