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Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course)

Taylor suggested that workers were fundamentally economic animals. He also suggested that systematic soldiering, where workers came together to hold down production, would be cured when managers began to do their jobs properly, that is, to relate directly to each worker and satisfy his or her personal self-interest. For, as Watson (1987) put it, Taylorism suggests that each worker is ". . . a self-seeking, non-social individual who prefers the management to do their job-related thinking for them."

There has been a volte face in management thought on both counts. Indeed, it has been observed that the writings of Mayo created a cult of the group. We are now able, however, to put the importance of groups into their proper perspective while still recognising that they are an essential feature of organisational work patterns. One of our purposes in this session is to make this clear. Work is a social activity. There are many organisational goals that cannot be achieved by members acting independently. Given this, most individuals spend a great deal of their organisational time working with others in groups.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • define a group.
  • distinguish between formal and informal groups. 
  • list the types of formal groups.
  • explain the main purposes for which individuals use groups.
  • list the major organisational purposes of groups and teams.
  • evaluate the notion that groups develop in stages.
  • explain the major determinants of group effectiveness.
  • understand Belbin's notion of team roles.
  • identify the symptoms of groupthink.
  • show an awareness of the importance of group task and maintenance functions.

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction


Objectives

 

Section 1: Groups


Definition of a group


Types of groups


Purposes for which individuals use groups


Section 2: Tuckman's Model of Development


Stages of group development and maturity

 

Section 3: Organisational Purposes of Groups and Teams


Organisational purposes of groups and teams

 

Section 4: Group Effectiveness

 

 


The givens


Intervening factors

 

Summary

 

Tutor-marked Question Paper

Determinants of group effectiveness

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course)

Taylor suggested that workers were fundamentally economic animals. He also suggested that systematic soldiering, where workers came together to hold down production, would be cured when managers began to do their jobs properly, that is, to relate directly to each worker and satisfy his or her personal self-interest. For, as Watson (1987) put it, Taylorism suggests that each worker is ". . . a self-seeking, non-social individual who prefers the management to do their job-related thinking for them."

There has been a volte face in management thought on both counts. Indeed, it has been observed that the writings of Mayo created a cult of the group. We are now able, however, to put the importance of groups into their proper perspective while still recognising that they are an essential feature of organisational work patterns. One of our purposes in this session is to make this clear. Work is a social activity. There are many organisational goals that cannot be achieved by members acting independently. Given this, most individuals spend a great deal of their organisational time working with others in groups.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • define a group.
  • distinguish between formal and informal groups. 
  • list the types of formal groups.
  • explain the main purposes for which individuals use groups.
  • list the major organisational purposes of groups and teams.
  • evaluate the notion that groups develop in stages.
  • explain the major determinants of group effectiveness.
  • understand Belbin's notion of team roles.
  • identify the symptoms of groupthink.
  • show an awareness of the importance of group task and maintenance functions.

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Groups and Group Effectiveness (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction


Objectives

 

Section 1: Groups


Definition of a group


Types of groups


Purposes for which individuals use groups


Section 2: Tuckman's Model of Development


Stages of group development and maturity

 

Section 3: Organisational Purposes of Groups and Teams


Organisational purposes of groups and teams

 

Section 4: Group Effectiveness

 

 


The givens


Intervening factors

 

Summary

 

Tutor-marked Question Paper

Determinants of group effectiveness

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Tuesday 23rd July

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