Influence of Informal Groups

label Management
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 1 Day
account_balance_wallet $5

Informal groups exist in almost every kind of organization. Answer the following questions and provide examples to support your position:
  • What types of informal groups do you belong to in your workplace?
  • How do norms of the informal groups to which you belong influence your behavior and that of other group members?
Oct 22nd, 2017

For the 1st question, I don't belong on any informal groups since I am a freelancer and a student at the same time, so I am not in a formal workplace setting. But before, I have experienced being in an informal group when working in a call center I just forgot the name.

To the 2nd question, informal groups are counter groups to the main organization or company. Meaning that they intend to counteract the coercive tendencies of the company. Informal groups' role is to fulfill the intention's of the members in it or to protect their self-set rights. Usually, the norms of informal groups produce the feeling of "resistance" towards the company. In some extremes, the employees might get rebellious.

In the past informal group that I joined, We didn't feel very resistant since the informal group wasn't very aggressive and its goals were still a bit inclined towards the goals of the company. In fact, it promoted camaraderie and friendship between its members. 

Sep 10th, 2014

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
...
Oct 22nd, 2017
...
Oct 22nd, 2017
Oct 23rd, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer