GROUP BEHAVIOUR AND INFORMAL ORGANIZATION Review Questions

  1. What are the basic types of groups in organization? Which type of group do you think is most significant? Why?
  2. Discuss the nature of group dynamics which prevail in informal organization and its impact on the effectiveness of organization as a whole
  3. “The actual process of Interaction among the individuals represented in the formal plan cannot adequately be described solely in terms of its planned lines of interaction” Elucidate this statement
  4. How is cohesiveness related to performance? What implications does this relationship have for improving performance in organizations
  5. What are the key components in Homan’s group behaviors model? Explain the model.
  6.  What can management do to improve group decision-making effectiveness?
  7. What are the benefits that an individual members gains from group membership? What costs are simultaneously incurred
  8. What are the social norms? I what ways might they make a manager’s job easier? More difficult?
  9. Are groups better than individuals in solving organization problems?Explain
  10. “One cannot predict the effectiveness of an organization structure of a leader without understanding the group process that exist in the situation”. Explain whether you agree or disagree with this statement and why?.
  11. How does the size of a group affect its activities?
  12. Describe the function of role playing in a group situation
  13. Discuss the forces that make for conformity in a group and those that make for differentiation.
  14. Draw a stoichiometric analysis for a group with which you are familiar. Explain the patterns you have described.
  15. What are the major functions of the informal group leader? Do you think informal group leaders can make effective formal leaders?
  16. It was stated that the formal manager cannot control the activities of the informal organization. Evaluate and discuss this statement.
  17. Explain in detail how formal organizations and informal organization can be integrated or encouraged to support each other more fully.
  18. It has often been stated that most work within an organization is done informally. It these correct? Why or why not?
  19. What is meant by the statement that the informal organization compensates for the formality of the formal organization?