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Group 4

  1. 1. Group 4<br />Kendra Miller<br />Barbara Rochon<br />Jaren Scott<br />Barbara Stoutamore<br />Jason Verba<br />
  2. 2. Case Group<br /><ul><li>Health equipment manufacturing company</li></ul>Recruit managers and supervisors<br />Monterey, Mexico<br />8 weeks<br />8 people<br />Demographics<br />4 Caucasian men, 2 Caucasian women<br />1 African-American woman<br />1 Hispanic woman<br />Ages 30-55 yrs.<br />
  3. 3. The Social Identity Perspective of Small Groups<br />Social Identity<br />Group is part of individual<br />Shared psychological reality<br />(Poole, p. 100)<br />(Poole, p. 102)<br />(Poole, p. 103)<br />
  4. 4. The Social Identity Perspective of Small Groups<br />Motivation to sustain positive social identity<br />Members sought roles that maximized outcome<br />Proactive concerning conflict within group<br />(Poole, p. 103)<br />(Poole, p. 111)<br />
  5. 5. The Social Identity Perspective of Small Groups<br />Motivation to sustain positive social identity<br />Conform to group norms<br />Seek meaning in tasks<br />(Poole, p. 113)<br />
  6. 6. The Network Perspective of Small Groups<br />Communication pattern<br />High-complex tasks developed decentralized communication pattern<br />Low-complex tasks developed centralized communication pattern<br />(Poole, p. 299)<br />
  7. 7. The Network Perspective of Small Groups<br />Decentralized communication patterns <br />Supervisors assessed groups as having higher production levels<br />Group productivity increased with varied demographic boundaries<br />(Poole, p. 296)<br />
  8. 8. The Network Perspective of Small Groups<br />Friendship and advice ties are positively associated with group’s perceived effectiveness<br />(Poole, p. 296)<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />Theories that work best<br />Social Identity Perspective of Small Groups<br />Network Perspective in Small groups<br />
  10. 10. Reference<br />Poole, M. S. & Hollingshead, A. B. (2005). <br />Theories of small groups: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA.<br />

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