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BUS 201 Week 4 DQ 2

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Deviance, in a sociological context, describes actions or behaviors that violate social norms,
including formally-enacted rules (e.g., crime),
[1]
as well as informal violations of social norms
(e.g., rejecting folkways and mores). It is the purview of sociologists, psychologists,
psychiatrists, and criminologists to study how these norms are created, how they change over
time and how they are enforced.
Norms are rules and expectations by which members of society are conventionally guided.
[2]
Deviance is a failure to conform to these norms.
[3]
Social norms are different in one culture as
opposed to another. For example, a deviant act can be committed in one society that breaks a
social norm there, but may be normal for another society.
Viewing deviance as a violation of social norms, sociologists have characterized it as "any
thought, feeling or action that members of a social group judge to be a violation of their values or
rules";
[4]
"violation of the norms of a society or group";
[5]
"conduct that violates definitions of
appropriate and inappropriate conduct shared by the members of a social system";
[6]
"the
departure of certain types of behavior from the norms of a particular society at a particular time";
[7]
and "violation of certain types of group norms [... where] behavior is in a disapproved
direction and of sufficient degree to exceed the tolerance limit of the community."
[8]
Too much deviance creates chaos. Too much conformity severely limits organizational creativity
and adaptability to needs for change (thus the failure of the economy of the former USSR).
The optimum management situation would encourage diversity within guidelines and have both
change agents and administrators (forces for stability). The organization's culture should include
routine means for managing the inherent conflict between change and stability. People need to be
rewarded for thoughtful risk taking but within a well designed risk management program.
Teams definitely are forms of work groups, but not all work groups are teams. In fact, plain work groups are much
more numerous than teams.
Work groups function on three levels:
Dependent level
Independent level

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Interdependent level
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