What is a Group. Types of Groups

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zesu wolde-georgis
Management Consultant, Ethiopia

What is a Group. Types of Groups

A group is defined as: two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives.
In organizations there is a need to study group behavior along with the behavior of individuals. Each individual and the group as a whole affect the behavior of the other individuals.
The behavior of an individual inside the group may be different than his behavior outside the group.
Groups can be classified into two: that is: formal and informal group.
By formal groups we mean those defined by the organization structure with designated work assignments establishing tasks.
Informal groups emanate from spontaneous interaction of people in organization, normally without any intended effort of establishing them by the management.

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