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Summary Group Performance

- Bernard A Nijstad
ISBN-10 1135217785 ISBN-13 9781135217785
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  • 1 Studying small groups

  • What are group properties?
    • Interdependence
    • Importance
    • Interaction
    • Similarity
    • Group cohesion
    • Duration
    • Size (-)
    • Permeability (-)
    • Group structure (+/-)
  • What are functions of groups?
    Task performance
    Meeting needs of memebers

    • Need to belong

    Understand the World
    • Social comparison theory
    • Consensus implies correctness


    Understand ourselves
    • Social identity theory
    • Self-categorization theory


    Utilitarian benefits
    • Exchange theory (costs and benefits)
  • What are inputs for the input-process-output model?
    Individual characteristics
    • Demographics
    • Personality
    • Values
    • Working styles
    • Norms





    Individual and organizational resources
    • Power
    • Task
    • Structures
  • What are the cognitive processes in the input-proces-output model?
    • Team climate
    • Team mental models
    • Team transactive memory
    • Team learning
  • What are the motivational processes in the input-proces-output model?
    • Team cohesion
    • Team efficacy
    • Team affect, moods and emotions
    • Team conflict
  • What are the behavioral processes in the input-proces-output model?
    • Team coordination, cooperation and communication
    • Team member competencies
    • Team performance, regulation, adaptation
  • What kind of output do you have in the input-process-output model?
    • Performance
    • Meeting members needs
    • Viability
  • How can you study groups?
    • Qualitative case studies
    • Surveys and correlational designs
    • Experiments
  • What are the pros and cons for qualitative case studies?
    • + Rich & detailed picture

    • - No large quantities
    • - Conclusions can’t be made
  • What are the pros and cons for the surveys and correlational designs?
    • + Quantify relationships and variables
    • + Real-world relevance
    • - Subjective data
    • - Causality
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