MODULE ON MANAGING GROUP DYNAMICS IN ORGANIZATIONS

The Nature of Groups
            The Dynamics of Group Formation
                        Theories of   Group Formation
                        Practicalities of Group Formation
Types of Groups
                        Primary  Groups
                        Coalitions    
                        Other Types  of  Group
Implications from research on Group Dynamics
            The Schachter Study
                        High Cohesive, positive induction (Hi Co, + Ind)
                        Low Cohesive, positive induction (Lo Co, + Ind)
                        High Cohesive, negative induction (Hi Co, - Ind)
Low Cohesive, negative induction (Lo Co, - Ind)
            Implications of the Schachter Study
            The Group’s Contribution to Employee satisfaction and 
  Performance
Committee Organization
            The Nature and Functions of Committees
            Positive Attributes of Committees
             Negative Attributes of Committees
            ‘Groupthink’: A major problem with Committees and Groups
 The Dynamics of Informal Groups
            Norms and Roles in Informal Groups
            Informal Managerial Roles
                        Managing individual Performance
                        Instructing subordinates
                        Planning and allocating resources
                        Coordinating interdependent groups
                        Managing group performance
                        Monitoring the business environment
                        Representing one’s staff
            Informal Organization Structures