Group Dynamics and Organizational Theory Analytical Essay by scribbler

Looks at the process of participating in a work team as an example of group dynamics and an individual's contribution to the organization.
# 151913 | 1,570 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2012 in Psychology (Social) , Communication (Interpersonal) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper explains that the process of achieving team compatibility and reaching a set of shared goals provokes recognition of various important theoretical aspects of group behavior. Next, the author reports that his research group studied distinct factors impacting team orientation so that they were able to establish protocols that improved team development with various hosts of interaction. The paper concludes that his team discovered the importance of finding ways to open channels for communication, delegating workloads sensibly, providing opportunities for the contributions of all members to be valued, creating mediating channels for proper management of conflict and fostering a shared trust.

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"For a team, a major disadvantage emerges when there appear motivational issues obstructing the participation or efficiency of one or multiple group members. Though there may always be one or two members of a team with lesser commitments than their more productive counterparts, an absence of motivation throughout a team can represent a true problem of organizational orientation. A poorly orientated team can give members the feeling of anonymity and might make a member feel that their personal contributions don't really matter.
"This characteristic also speaks to the demands which fall upon leaders in the interests of establishing a healthful internal culture. Specifically and most importantly, morale must be emphasized as a crucial factor in producing positive results from all group members. To achieve this goal, we have also resolved that it is important to create a working environment which actively manages stress, which produces strong unity through team-building activities and which is both active in courting and listening to ideas from all members.
"Individual contributions to the group, the experience would demonstrate, are also crucial. Individuals must adopt group perspectives in order to properly approach tasks with a balance of personal and collective motivation. The notion of a shared outcome should produce shared responsibility."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alper, S., Tjosvold, D., & Law, K.S. (2000). Conflict management, efficacy, and performance in organizational teams. Personnel Psychology, 53(3), 625-642.
  • Chen, M.H. (2006). Understanding the benefits and detriments of conflict on team creativity process. Creativity & Innovation Management, 15(1),105-116.
  • Holton, J. (2001). Building trust and collaboration in a virtual team. Team Performance Management, 7(3-4), 36-48.
  • Weiss, J. & Hughes, J. (2005). Want collaboration? Harvard Business Review, 83(3

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