Formal Groups And Informal Groups

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A group denotes to two or more interacting and interdependent persons that come together to attain particular purposes (Wenger & Snyder 146). There are two types of groups an individual forms. They are formal groups and informal groups. Informal groups are organizational groups that develop rather naturally among individuals. They are not as inflexible or as structured as other types of groups and are not formed because of any type of organizational structure or need. For instance, there can be a group of individuals at work who all like playing chess; they might get together at lunch to do so from time to time. Informal groups are established with friendships and common interests. These can be further categorized into two sub-groups of Task group as in those working together to complete a job and the Friendship group whose members are brought together due to their shared interests or common characteristics is known as friendship group (Wenger & Snyder 149). On the other hand, formal groups are the opposite of informal groups. Informal groups are developed out of a specific necessity. They always have a formal structure and have a particular objective in mind upon their formation. Normally formal groups are formed by an organization and assigned a specific duty to accomplish that will profit the company. The behavior of formal groups is directed toward attaining organizational goals. Formal groups can be further classified into two sub-groups which are communal and interest
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