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Bob Larose

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Group Effectiveness th October 12 Role - a set of behaviors required by a person occupying a certain position in the group Formal roles - determined by the nature and structure of the organization Informal roles - evolve from interactions among group members. A team’s effectiveness can be improved by facilitating role clarity and role acceptance. Roles/norms: Norm: a standard or belief about what is appropriate behavior for group members  Norms can have a powerful effect on behavior, thus it is important for the leader (with input) to establish positive group norms – i.e. Initiation rights  Norm for productivity (eg. - punctuality, attendance, preparedness) Group products:  Stability, performance Individual products:  Adherence, satisfaction  Decline in individual productivity- lack of coordination and loss of motivation (Known as social loafing) Social loafing in individual effort (motivation) when people work collectively vs. alone As the group size increases, the number of individuals working to potential decreases Rope pulling task- page 173 Social loafing is gre
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