Group roles

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Jun 222016
 

Roles in a group In the workplace groups are organized and have a number of properties as a result, including: roles, norms, status, size, cohesiveness and diversity. What is a role? A role can be defined as the set of expected behavioral patterns for an employee occupying a certain position. Note that this definition also  [read more…]

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The punctuated-equilibrium model

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Jun 222016
 

Primarily due to the task allocated and the time period involves, temporary groups do not have the capacity (or interest) to progress through the five stage group-development model (that is, from forming, to storming, to norming, to performing, to adjourning). Temporary groups are usually formed with the expectation of completing a task within a limited [read more…]

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The five stage group-development model

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Jun 222016
 

The five stage group-development model suggests that all groups go through distinct stages in their overall development. These five stages are: the forming stage the storming stage the norming stage the performing stage the adjourning stage Forming stage This is the first stage of group formation. At this stage, there is a degree of uncertainty [read more…]

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Why do people associate with groups?

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Jun 222016
 

When is social identity important? Social identity theory suggests that individuals will classify themselves into varying groups in order to help form their self-identity (self-concept), through a series of comparisons between themselves and other individuals in their groups, as contrasted to individuals perceived to belong to other groups. In simple terms, social identities help us [read more…]

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Classifying groups

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Jun 222016
 

Formal and informal groups There are two main types of groups to consider in organization behavior, namely:formal and informal groups. Both formal and informal groups will exist with inside an organization. Formal groups have been structured by the organization’s management to achieve particular goals or to simply run the business. Informal groups are friendship and [read more…]

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The definition of a group

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Jun 222016
 

What is a group? A group is simply two or more individuals who come together to achieve particular goals. This means that they will interact with each other and will be interdependent upon each other. People who work in the same department or area within an organization, but don’t really interact with each other may [read more…]

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Social identity and the organization

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Jun 222016
 

What is social identity theory? Social identity theory (SIT) describes how individual obtain some sense of identity from the groups that they perceive that they belong to. In simple terms, social identity theory allows individuals to gather information about them and others based upon how they decide to classify themselves into various groups, which is [read more…]

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What is Social Identity Theory (SIT)?

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Jun 222016
 

Social identity theory (SIT) describes how individuals obtain some sense of identity from the groups that they perceive that they belong to. By classifying themselves as a group member, they perceive themselves as having distinct characteristics, which are similar to others in the group, yet distinct from individuals in other groups. Not just a face-to-face [read more…]

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What do managers do?

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Jun 102015
 

There are four key roles of management in today’s business world, namely: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. You should note from this list of key management roles that a manager is a proactive position responsible for achieving organizational goals. This needs to be distinguished from a non-manager worker who is more likely to take direction [read more…]

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May 282015
 

What is the supportive model? The supportive model approach states that employees are self-motivated and have value and insight to contribute to the organization, beyond just their day-to-day role. It is built around the concept of leadership. In this model, the concept of leadership is presented with a managerial point of view, where the manager [read more…]

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