Analysis Of Bruce Tuckman 's ' 12 Angry Men '

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12 Angry Men is a film that plays on show many features of Organizational Behavior. The jurors of 12 men are locked in a room to deciding the future boy who is being accused of murdering his father; the movies show the four stages of Bruce Tuckman’s Group Development Model of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. With this model, the movie also show difficulties and cohesiveness that the 12 different men experience as they must come together to make a single decision. While attempting to make this decision, they show several examples of influential behavior being highlighted throughout the film, as each member of the Jury experience using reason, assertiveness, coalition building, higher values and bargaining tools. During the first stage of Tuckman’s Model, teams go through what is called “Forming.” Although I would not consider the group of Juror’s a team by definition, they are a group that must work together to accomplish a common goal. As asserted in the discussion on team roles, “the potential for teamwork lies in the fact that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts; the collective work of a group of people is more than its individuals could accomplish separately” (Levi, 2007). There is a process of initial orientation during Forming, where groups essentially test each other to establish relationships with leaders, other group members and standards. In the film as the Jurors settled into the deliberation room, Juror #1 was previously randomly selected as…

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