Understanding Organization And Management : Leadership And Teamwork

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Understanding Organisation and Management
Leadership and teamwork

INTRODUCTION

During the three seminars we have been through, we observed and studied the way groups interact, evolve and how they deal with leadership. Indeed, despite the fact that leadership and teamwork have different benefits and purposes, they are strongly connected in some domains including business.
Generally, groups share a communication network and a sense of collective identity and goals. The larger the group, the greater number of possible relationships within it and the more complex its structure for successful operation. This is why talking about the group we constituted during this module, a whole class or a medium-sized company is a completely different breed. Nevertheless we can observe some common traits in their basic way of organising and working. In this part we will be observing through theories studied in lectures, the resemblances and differences of various groups, and verify if those theories apply.

THE FOUR STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT AND THE SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP THEORIES

The four stages of group development theory

Tuckman & Jensen (1977) observed that groups go through four stages during their task (although the members may not go through these at the same time) : Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. A fifth phase was added later, the adjourning phase.

The situational leadership theory

We can link this theory with the work of Hersey and Blanchard (1982) and their…
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