Reason for Group Formation - Organizational Behavior


There is no single reason why individuals join groups. Since most people belong to a number of groups, it is obvious that different groups offer different attractions and benefits to their members. The most popular reasons for joining a group is related to our needs for security, status, self-esteem, affiliation, power, identity, huddling and task functions.


1)     Security: the groups provides the members a sense of social security and strength of collectivity. Individually a man feels weak, helpless and exposed to several hazards. As a member of the group, he feels stronger and finds himself in a position to face hazards and problems more vigorously.


2)     Status: inclusion in a  group that is viewed as important by others provides recognition and status for its members.


3)     Self-esteem: groups can provide people with feelings of self-worth. That is, in addition to conveying status to those outside the group, membership can also give increased feelings of worth to the groups members themselves.


4)     Affiliation: groups can fulfill social needs. People enjoy the regular interaction that comes with group membership. For many people, these on-the job interactions are their primary source for fulfilling their needs for affiliation.


5)     Power: the group also provides power to the members by common consensus. Group members stand behind their group leader. The unity of the group members becomes a strong force. This force of unity can be utilized by the group leader or its members to fight their common interests ans problems.


6)     Goal achievement: there are times when it takes more than one person to accomplish a particular task-there is a need to pool talents, knowledge, or power in order to complete a job. In such instances, management will rely on the use of a formal group.


7)     Huddling:  one more reason why individuals want to join groups is for huddling. Because of the way bureaucracies work, individuals, particularly executives, make use of informal get-togethers called huddles. These are intimate task-oriented encounters of executives trying to get something done.


   Related Questions in Biology

  • Q : Measurement of Gaseous composition of

    Measurement of Gaseous composition of human breath: Breath analysis is a potential innovative field of medicine as well as medical instrumentation, which tenders noninvasive, real-time, as well as point-of-care (POC) disease diagnostics and monitor of

  • Q : Define Systems Configuration Systems

    Systems Configuration: It is the setting up of key functions and features. Setting up the Operating System is the biggest aspect of configuring a computer system. The other things to configure are hard drives, printers, disc drives, and so on.

  • Q : Impact of Environment on Operational

    It is an imperative that when formulating Operational plans the environments in which the business operates in are considered, identify the environments and the tools used to analyze the impact of environment each on planning.

  • Q : What happen when visual images are

    As the visual images are projected in an inverted way on the retina why we don't see things in upside down?

  • Q : Uses of indirect immuno fluorescence

    Write some uses of indirect immuno fluorescence?

  • Q : Minimum and the maximum blood pressure

    Write down the relation between the minimum and the maximum blood pressure with the phenomena of diastole and systole?

  • Q : Noteworthy aspects of nervous system of

    Write down the noteworthy aspects of nervous system of arthropods?

  • Q : Name the molecules release in aerobic

    On considering the chemical equation of the aerobic cellular respiration, name the molecules which the cell requires and which molecules does it release in the process?

  • Q : Vascular system which performs exchange

    Name the part of vascular system which performs exchange of gases and other substances with the tissues?

    Answer: Just capillaries perform exchange of gases and othe

  • Q : How cephalopods associated to the kind

    How is the big size of some cephalopods associated to the kind of circulatory system they present?