Teamwork/Group, Dynamics, Cohesion, Diversity

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Abstract
1.Introduction

2.Group Dynamics 1
M. Sahin

2.1. Advantages1
2.1.1. Setting up Goals1
2.1.2. Brain storming1
2.1.3. Communication 2

2.2.Disadvantages3
2.3.Advantages Vs Disadvantage (End Results)5
3.Group Cohesiveness7
J. Mahmoudi

What is Group Cohesion?7
3.1. Nature of Group Cohesiveness
3.2. Groups Goals8
3.3. Measuring group cohesion9
3.4. Developing cohesiveness11
3.5. Consequences of cohesion12

4.Managing Multicultural Groups14
Y. Iqbal

4.1. Multicultural Diversity and Multicultural Workforce14
4.2. Importance of Managing Diversity15
4.3. Managing Culturally Diverse Work Groups within an Organization16 4.4. Disadvantages of Culturally Diverse Work Groups16
4.5. Advantages of Culturally Diverse Work Groups18
5. Questionnaire Analysis 20
Graphical Representation
6.Conclusion22
7.Bibliography
8.References
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Abstract

As organizations are becoming more diverse, the need of effective and goal oriented work force is rising. The keys to an organization’s success is that their leaders and managers understand the meaning of group dynamics, group cohesiveness, and managing multicultural groups and how the theories apply to ensure the success of the organization and its groups. Evaluating group structure, building trust through strong leadership, and effectively communicating will enhance the organizations productivity and success. We all know cultural diversity has become widespread within many organizations today. The work groups in these organizations are increasingly being staffed by culturally diverse employees. The cultural differences exhibited in the groups can enhance or weaken the function of the work group, especially in a predominantly homogenous environment. The biggest obstacle with group dynamics, cohesiveness and cultural diversity in the work groups is the manager’s lack of knowledge of how to lead in such environment. This paper will focus on the advantages and disadvantages associated with culturally diverse work groups, team cohesiveness and team dynamics and how managers can counteract those disadvantages to make their work force more effective within the organization. This paper will discuss the traps managers should avoid when leading a diverse team. This paper will also discuss the advantages the organization can attain once the managers have been educated on leading in such environment.

1.Introduction

One of the keys to an organization’s success is that their leaders and managers understand the meaning of group dynamics, and how the theories apply to ensure the success of the organization and its groups. Evaluating group structure, building trust through strong leadership, and effectively communicating will enhance the organizations productivity and success. Similarly in group dynamics for effective communication we need cohesion in groups and if we see, cohesiveness of group has a very important influence on the performance of the groups. Cohesive group are incorporated and member benefit from interacting with each other. Cohesiveness refers to the point to which group members share group goals and work together to meet these goals. Furthermore the world with increasing globalization requires more interaction among people from different cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before. Now people no longer live and work in a limited place, they are now part of a worldwide economy with competition coming from nearly every continent. For this reason, profit and non-profit organizations need diversity to become more creative and open to change. Maximizing and capitalizing on workplace diversity has become an important issue for management today.

2. Group Dynamics
Group dynamics is the social,...
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