Week Three Summary for Mgt 311

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Week Three Summary For Mgt 311

Team E Learning Reflection Week Two

MGT / 311

February 6, 2011

Team E Learning Reflection Week One

In week three, Team E learned a variety of concepts surrounding organizational behavior. As a team we learned the three the different property groups that a manager may use to determine work groups. We have learned the different types of groups that may be formed that consist of two or more people. We also learned that while in a group conflict may be necessary to use. Finally, we have learned about group development and what is included within group development.

When a manager begins the process of deciding to form groups to complete a goal or mission the manager needs to understand the mission or goal. By knowing the mission or goal the manager can then begin the process of determine how to form the group based on the group properties. The different types of group properties that a manager may use are norms, status, size, and cohesiveness to form a group. The norms of a group are usually unspoken rules that govern a group which need to be abided by. Status in a group usually gives guidance on who to follow and who to lead the group so there is no misunderstanding onto who is in charge of the group and who does what for the group. A manager must know how many employees to place in a particular group. The manager would not want to include too few employees to complete a goal that is unrealistic with the size of the group nor have too many employees in a group who may have repeated work causing delays. The cohesiveness of the group is easily enough to pick employees who will work well with one another and come together to complete the goal.

In week three, we learned that for a group it needs to consist of two or more people and that there are different types of classifications of groups. The first two that we learned about were the form and informal groups. Formal groups are geared towards organizational goals that...
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