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A collection of people that interact with each other, are interdependent, to achieve a common goal?

Definition of Group Dynamics

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List four Group Dynamics skills?

Decision making

Trust building

Communication

Conflict Management

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Group Structures

Loyalty, trust, and cooperation within the group that work toward complete sharing of group goals?

Collectivist

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Group Structures

Emphasize the individual within the group over group effort with freedom and equality for individuals?

Individualist

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Groups

High productivity, effective decision making where synergy is created to influence change?

Good Group

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Groups

Take risks without forethought and do not accept responsibility for actions? "Group Think" creates a barrier to creativity?

Bad Group

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Groups

Word used to describe when two organization create a relationship that is a positive powerful force that is mutually beneficial for each?

Definition

Synergy

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To form close relationships, learn a new skill, improve personal knowledge, or share a common activity?

Definition

Why People Join Groups

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Elements of Groups

Achieve goals that would otherwise be unachievable as an individual that is known or shared among members?

Definition

Group Goals

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Elements of Groups

Balance between group goals and individuals?

Goal Interdependence

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Elements of Groups

When a new person is added, the group changes and each member brings their own history, expertise, and biases or "baggage"?

Group Membership

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Elements of Groups

Glue that holds a group together and keeps the group focused in a common direction toward the goal?

Group Cohesion

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Elements of Groups

Observable, verbal, physical and emotional actions that influence who participates how much and when?

Group Participation

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Elements of Groups

Influence can be positive or negative and can change with the group between the leaders and followers. Group "forces" like bullying or manipulation occur?

Group Influence

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Elements of Groups

Beliefs, values, and actions of the group that are openly written or stated?

Group Norms

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Elements of Groups

The climate or personality of the group where the leaders mood can "rub off" on group members?

Group Atmosphere

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Elements of Groups

Where experience, competence, and style preferences impact group success, and are used to meet group and individual needs?

Group Leadership

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Elements of Groups

Outcome-orientated by taking the initiative, staying on track to accomplish the goal?

Group Task Functions

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Elements of Groups

Effective for group functioning due to concern for group morale and relationships that enable group members to contribute maximally?

Group Maintenance

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Decision Making

Resources are fully utilized, time is well spent and problem-solving of the group is enhanced?

Effective Decision Making

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Decision Making

Positive interdependence where group members support, encourage each other and "debriefing" of group issues takes place?

Enhanced Decision Making

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Decision Making

Lack of maturity, failure to communicate, and poor commitment?

Ineffective Decision Making

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Decision Making

"Know what you know and know what you don't know" when past experience is important?

Group Judgement

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Group Conflict

Type of conflict that is focused on the work of the group where group members may not agree on the process of how to accomplish the goal, but does not get personal?

Task Conflict

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Group Conflict

Type of conflict that is perceived as a personal attack and can result in a loss of trust, frustration, and dislike for others?

Emotional Conflict

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Behavior Styles

Fast paced, task-orientated approach, works quickly, and prefer to make a bad decision rather than no decision at all?

Director

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Behavior Styles

Can be impulsive decision makers, fast-paced style with emphasis on people rather than accomplish the goal?

Socializer

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Behavior Style

Usually make excellent managers because they focus on group members and morale. Likes rules and procedures, and wants to be appreciated?

Relater

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Behavior Styles

Slow paced, very deliberate and prefer order and organization, and work cautiously?

Thinker

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Group Development

A sequential process that is continually evolving and changing where internal and external forces act on the group? Example: A new season begins or new academic semester begins?

Definition

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