Group behavior

Essay by raddieUniversity, Master'sA, July 2005

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In the partial fulfillment of the assignment work of


Submitted to:-

Ms. Gaganpreet Kaur


Organizational Behavior

Department of Business Studies

Submitted by:-

Bhupinder Singh

M.B.A 1st Semester

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Institute of Information Technology

C-124, Phase VIII, Sector-72, ELTOP, SAS Nagar, Mohali



1. Introduction 1

2. Meaning 1

3. Group Formation 2

4. Types of Groups 3

5. Stages of Group Development 7

6. Why do people join Groups? 10

7. The Structure of Group Interaction 11

8. Group Decision Making 16

9. Group Decision Making Techniques 17

10. Teams 20

11. Styles among Team Members 22

12. Characteristics of Successful 23 Groups and Teams

13. Team Composition 25

14. Team Development 26

15. Conclusions 27



This assignment is about work groups in organizations--groups such as the pit crews at stock-car races, the Zebra teams that reenergized the black and white photo processing unit at Eastman Kodak, a football team, an engineering work group, or a group of nurses working the night shift at a local hospital.

Groups and communication in groups are the building blocks of organizations and of social life. When people get together and talk in groups, things can happen. The challenge of group dynamics, therefore, is learning how to manage the energy of groups, whether in the kitchen, office, or manufacturing plant.

This assignment explores the nature of individual behaviour in groups and teams, including the structuring, development, and improvement of group and team interaction. A model of communication is also presented, which highlights the importance of effective communication to successful group and team functioning.


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