Chapter 9 foundations of interpersonal and group behavior pdf
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Embed Size px x x x x An OverviewA reminder to business leaders of the continuing value of hands-on management and face-to-face meetings: Without. The Interpersonal Nature of OrganizationsInterpersonal relations and group processes pervade all organizations and are vital in managerial activitiesInterpersonal Dynamics: Types of Interactions Between individuals Between groups Between individuals and groups. Outcomes of Interpersonal Behaviors Primary source of need satisfaction Base for social support Source of synergy Conflict. What is A Group? A group is two or more people who interact with one another such that each person influences, and is influenced by, each other person. The Nature of GroupsMembers of a group may identify a little or not at all with the groups goal.
6.2 Conflict and Interpersonal Communication
Who do you have the most conflict with right now? Your answer to this question probably depends on the various contexts in your life. You probably also have experiences managing conflict in romantic relationships and in the workplace. Interpersonal conflict occurs in interactions where there are real or perceived incompatible goals, scarce resources, or opposing viewpoints. Interpersonal conflict may be expressed verbally or nonverbally along a continuum ranging from a nearly imperceptible cold shoulder to a very obvious blowout. Interpersonal conflict is, however, distinct from interpersonal violence, which goes beyond communication to include abuse.
13.3 Small Group Dynamics
Group dynamics is a system of behaviors and psychological processes occurring within a social group intra group dynamics , or between social groups inter group dynamics. The study of group dynamics can be useful in understanding decision-making behaviour, tracking the spread of diseases in society, creating effective therapy techniques, and following the emergence and popularity of new ideas and technologies. The history of group dynamics or group processes  has a consistent, underlying premise: 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. As a field of study, group dynamics has roots in both psychology and sociology. Wilhelm Wundt — , credited as the founder of experimental psychology, had a particular interest in the psychology of communities, which he believed possessed phenomena human language, customs, and religion that could not be described through a study of the individual.
Chapter 8: Foundations of Group Behavior.