Assignment: Management and Group Dynamics

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
MWANZA CAMPUS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

COURSE NAME:ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR

TYPE OF WORK:GROUP ASSIGNMENT

COURSE LECTURER: MR DANFORD

DATE OF SUBMISSION: 15/02/2013

NO| NAME| COURSE | REG NO|
1| Kilalo Tubeti| PGD-HRM| PG.1186/D3.2012|
2| Alex Mkusa| PGD-BA| PG.11/D3.2012|
3| Fundikira M.A| PGD-BA| PG.1186/D3.2012|
4| Nduta C Mahaja| PGD-BA| PG.1186/D3.2012|
5| John Kalongola| PGD-BA| PG.1198/D3.2012|
6| George Donald| PGD-HRM| PG.1184/D3.2012|
7| Jones Kapunda| PGD-BA| PG.1186/D3.2012|

Question:

1. based on your knowledge of team dynamics,explain why the packaging department is less productive than other teams at treetop 2. how should treetop change the nonproductive norms that exist in the packaging group 3. what structural and other changes would you recommend that may improve this situation in the long term?

INTRODUCTION

group-is two or more individual interacting and interdependent who have come together to achieve a particular objective Group-this refers to two or more people with vaifying relationship Teams-group of two or more people who interact and influence each other ,ae mutually accountable for achieving common objectives,and perceive themselves as a social entity within an organisation Norms the informal rules and expectation that groups establish to regulate the behaviour of their members

Group dynamics refers to a system of behaviors and psychological processes occurring within a social group (intragroup dynamics), or between social groups (intergroup dynamics). The study of group dynamics can be useful in understanding decision-making behavior, tracking the spread of diseases in society, creating effective therapy techniques, and following the emergence and popularity of new ideas and technologies.[1] Group dynamics are at the core of understanding racism, sexism, and other forms of social prejudice and discrimination. These applications of the field are studied in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, epidemiology, education, social work, business, and communication studies.

THEORISTS

kurt lewin
Kurt Lewin (1943, 1948, 1951) is commonly identified as the founder of the movement to study groups scientifically. He coined the term group dynamics to describe the way groups and individuals act and react to changing circumstances. Group dynamics can be defined as a field of enquiry dedicated to the advancing knowledge about the nature of groups, the laws of their development and their interrelations with individuals, other groups and larger institutions. Based on their feelings and emotions, members of a group form a common perception. The interactive psychological relationship in which members of a group form this common perception is actually "Group Dynamics". The phrase "Group Dynamics" contains two words- (i) Group- a social unit of two or more individuals who have in common a set of beliefs and values, follow the same norms and works for an establishable common aim. The members of the group share a set of common purpose, tasks or goals. (ii) Dynamics- the flow of, coherent activities which as envisaged, will, in toto, lead the group towards the establishment of its set goals Key Issues

Each and every individual in the factors or production should actively perform his or her role for the betterrment of the company. However, this is not the case in Treetop Forest Company, the management in this case the supervisors do not actually do their job as required. Laziness and irresponsibility is the key issues depicted in Treetop Company, the role of each employee to contribute fully in the company seems not clearly defined. On the other hand however how hard the marketing companies try to popularize and sell the products, it all turns to...
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