Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Unit 7: Group Behaviour

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Unit 7: Group Behaviour

If a group in which the individual is working, is conducive for work, the performance of the individual will be similarly affected and vice versa.

There are many reasons and methods for group formation but groups are mandatory for one’s work.

Man is by nature a social animal.

It is impossible for him to work in isolation of all the other people around him.

In the world today, it has become almost imperative for a professional to work in consonance with other professionals around.

  Organisations are nothing but a group of many professionals working together to achieve Notes a common goal.

Different departments comprise of smaller groups to work over a project/goal/objective.

The behaviour of individuals in groups is something more than the sum total of each acting in his or her own way.

In other words, when individuals are in groups, they act differently than they do when they are alone.

A formal group is set up by the organisation to carry out work in support of the organisation’s goals.

Informal groups are alliances that are neither formally structured nor organisationally determined.

People who may or may not be aligned into common command or task groups may affiliate to attain a specific objective with which each is concerned.

This is an interest group.

Sometimes, people use a group as a basis for comparison in making decisions or forming opinions.

When a group is used in this way, it is a reference group  

When a person does belong to a group (formal and informal groups to which employees actually belong) the group is called a membership group (or affiliation group)   Groups pass through a standard sequence of five stages: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning.


Formal Group: A formal group is set up by the organisation to carry out work in support of the organisation's goals.

Group: The term "group" is defined as more than two employees who have an ongoing relationship in which they interact and influence one another's behaviour and performance.

Informal Groups: Informal groups are alliances that are neither formally structured nor organisationally determined.

Interest Group: People who may or may not be aligned into common command or task groups may affiliate to attain a specific objective with which each is concerned.

This is an interest group.

Membership Group: When a person does belong to a group (formal and informal groups to which employees actually belong) the group is called a membership group (or affiliation group).

Organisations: Organisations are nothing but a group of many professionals working together to achieve a common goal.

Reference Group: Sometimes, people use a group as a basis for comparison in making decisions or forming opinions.

When a group is used in this way, it is a reference group.


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