Effects of Informal Group in Organizational Performance

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THE FORMAL EFFECTS OF INFORMAL GROUPS IN AN ORGANIZATION We know that groups are vital to the understanding of organizational behavior because they are the building blocks of the larger organization. In today’s organization, where productivity and efficiency demand collaboration within and across functional, physical and hierarchical boundaries, collaboration in employee networks has become critical to innovation, and to both individual and company performance. The heavy emphasis on teams and group decision making in today’s organizations only increase the importance of understanding teams and groups for managers. As we have discussed in our class, groups are usually divided into formal and informal groups. Formal group is one…show more content…
With this conclusion, management be careful in the Being part of the academe for four years now, I also adhere that informal groups can really affect individual and organizational behaviour as well as individual and organizational performance. I am part of informal groups in our organization. As being describe by Helliegel and Slocam(2007) we join informal groups for the satisfaction of our need for friendship, need for security and protection, need to get advice, need to get support and need to communicate. To be real, those are also the reason why I am part of informal groups right now. Looking into our organizational chart which I attached also in this assignment let me identify the informal groups that existing and still evolving. There are interest groups who come together for the purpose of achieving some common objective. There are groups who are interested with health and physical fitness and activities. They are attending fun runs, gym sessions and biking activities. There are group of young & junior faculties who going for lunch together discussing ways to further their career and work issues. There are also groups of men talking about cars, sports and manly topics. There are also groups of senior faculties discussing retirement, mid-life crisis, family and organizational concerns. There are also friendship groups who come
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