MGT415 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

Read the following chapters in
Group Behavior in Organizations:

  1. Chapter 1: Introduction
  2. Chapter 2: Research Methods to Study Groups




  1. 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.
  2. 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.