Organizational Behavior: "Chapter 9: Managing Groups and Teams"

At this point in the course, you have a firm knowledge of organizational behavior and how it relates to organizational success. You have also gained an understanding of managing individuals. With this first chapter reading, you will be introduced to the concepts of groups and teams and how to manage them. As you read, focus on what defines a group and what defines a team. What are the differences? What are the similarities? Are all groups the same? What are the cross-cultural influences on groups? Finally, what are the stages of group development?