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Ch. 9

By Nolan VanDerWerff

Group Two or more interacting and interdependent individuals who come together to achieve specific goals.
Forming Stage The first stage of group development in which people join the group and then define the group's purpose structure, and leadership.
Storming Stage The second stage of group development which is characterized by intragroup conflict.
Norming Stage The third stage of group development, which is characterized by close relationships and cohesiveness.
Performing Stage The fourth stage of group development, when the group is fully functional and works on the group task.
Adjourning Stage The final stage of group development for temporary groups, during which groups prepare to disband.
Role Behavior patterns expected of someone who occupies a given position in a social unit.
Norms Standards or expectations that are accepted and shared by a group's members.
Status A prestigious grading, position or rank within a group.
Social Loafing The tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually.
Group Cohesiveness The degree to which group members are attracted to one another and share the group's goals.
Work Teams Groups whose members work intensely on specific, common goals using their positive synergy, individual and mutual accountability and complementary skills.
Problem-Solving Teams A team from the same department or functional area that's involved in efforts to improve work activities or to solve specific problems.
Self-Managed Work Team A type of work team that operates without a manager for a complete work process or segment.
Cross-Functional Team Teams made up of individuals from various departments and that cross traditional department lines.
Virtual Team A type of work team that uses technology to link physically dispersed members in order to achieve a common goal.
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