Explain aspects of group behavior.

  My suggestion is please mark down which answer goes to which question. 

1. (a) Which was the most effective group (or team) of which you have been a member? (b) What made that group (or team) so effective?
2. (a) Have you ever experienced peer pressure to act more in accordance with the behavioral norms of a group? (b) Have you ever engaged in a little social loafing? (c) Have you ever lost your head and been caught up in a group’s destructive actions?
3. (a) Think of a person you think is a particularly good team member. What makes him or her so? (b) Think of a person who is a problem as a team member. What makes this person a problem?

This are different questions:

1. A. What is a group?
B. What is a work team? 

2.  A. Explain four aspects of group behavior. (Use your own language; do not simply quote from the textbook.)
B. How can each aspect help or hinder the group’s functioning? (Provide four answers, one for each aspect listed above.) 

3.  A. Describe what happens in each stage of a group’s development according to Tuckman’s Five-Stage Model.
B. Identify the leadership requirements in each stage. 

4.  A. List the four characteristics of mature groups.
B. Describe each of the four characteristics of mature groups.  (Provide four answers, one for each characteristic listed above.) 

5.  A. Why are work teams important to organizations today? (Use your own language; do not simply quote from the textbook.)
B. How and why do work teams form?  (Use your own language; do not simply quote from the textbook.) 

6.  A. List at least five task functions that effective work teams must perform.
B. List at least five maintenance functions that effective work teams must perform. 

7.  A. Discuss diversity and creativity in teams. (Be realistic; do not simply quote from the textbook.)
B. How do diversity and creativity relate in a team? (Be realistic; do not simply quote from the textbook.) 

8.  A. Describe the necessary skills for empowerment.
B. Describe the necessary skills for teamwork. 

9.  A. What are the benefits of self-managed teams? (Do not simply quote from the textbook.)
B. What are the potential drawbacks of self-managed teams? (Do not simply quote from the textbook.) 

10.  A. What is the role of the manager in the new team environment? (Be realistic; do not simply quote from the textbook. Write from your experience and insight.)
B. What is the role of the team leader? (Be realistic; do not simply quote from the textbook.  Write from your experience and insight.)
I would enjoy reading some interesting insights and examples.

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