iop470 | undergraduate
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Group Power, Leadership, and Decision-Making
- Evaluate effective leadership approaches and communication styles within groups to advance differing organizational goals.
- Investigate the various types of power and social influence in groups and how they shape the attitudes and behaviors of members.
- Apply a decision-making approach that leads to group consensus.
Group Motivation: Categorization and Influence
- Describe the concept of social categorization and how outcomes affect group performance.
- Diagram the desired outcomes and activities of three team building plans, and the similarities and differences between the plans.
- Examine psychological research on group motivation techniques, and apply the findings to identify an organizational group solution.
Group Diversity, Organizational and International Culture
- Explore the types of diversity that can exist in a group, and explain how group diversity influences an organizational environment.
- Explain how intergroup conflicts can erupt between groups.
- Evaluate dynamics of international culture and how they affect group behavior.
- Analyze an example of a transnational or cross-cultural group who uses successful strategies to contribute to group efficiency and cohesion in both a person-to-person and virtual environment.
Introduction to Social Group Formation, Function, and Development
- Examine some of the key concepts in social group formation.
- Describe several benefits of group function within social groups.
- Apply Tuckman's group development model to analyze organizational culture and human capital performance.
Effective Working Groups
- Differentiate between the characteristics of groups versus teams.
- Describe characteristics that lead to an effective team communication style.
- Compare behaviors that contribute to both team cooperation and conflict.
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