Read the following chapters in Group Behavior in Organizations:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Research Methods to Study Groups
- Organizational Design
More than ever, groups and teams are responsible for executing tasks in the workplace. Take a position on the following statement: All organizations should use the group structure as the basic building block for designing and organizing jobs.
*Provide examples to support your answer.
- The Research Project
Identify a generic organization (e.g., manufacturing plant, hospital, educational institution). You will use this same organization in your Final Project. Assume that you are part of a research team examining work groups in the organization to determine factors that enhance or inhibit group productivity. Identify what factors you would examine in your research and provide a rationale for your choice.